Over the last few years Australian women’s team have evolved to be the best side in women’s cricket. The side after early exit in the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup went on to make a hat-trick of wins at ICC events. A constant face in that journey was Matthew Mott, who rightly received credits for his work that went on behind the scene. A news capable enough to send shockwave is that, Mott is leaving the role, crossing fence to take up the role of men’s white-ball head coach with England.
Matthew Mott has been a big face in that Australian women’s team, who’s helped shape Australia to win world titles in 2018, 2020 and 2022. Australia haven’t lost an Ashes under his term as coach and the highlight will be the 26 ODI match win streak that Australia registered. Mott had signed a contract extension with Cricket Australia last year to remain in position until next year’s Ashes, but the Meg Lanning lead side are now without a permanent head coach ahead of their Commonwealth Games appearance in Birmingham in July-August.
Shelley Nitschke who’s worked alongside Mott will take the role on interim basis.
Matthew Mott, the head coach will badly be missed in that Australian side, below is what Mott had to say before exiting the role.
“It was always going to take something special to leave the role that I have loved for the past seven years with the Australian Women’s team. Not all coaches get to leave on a high and I have nothing but gratitude and admiration for everyone who has helped me in this amazing experience over my tenure with this great team.
“This playing group is led magnificently by a number of players, including Meg and Rach(el Haynes), who have together helped forge a culture which will thrive for many years to come. I wish the team all the best and look forward to seeing them grow what’s become an incredible legacy.”
Australian women’s side are next to play in the Commonwealth games, with tag of favorites to their name, eyes will continue to remain on how the Australian women’s team go about their business, especially without the voice of Matthew Mott in that dressing room.