Matthew Mott: England appoint Australia’s women’s boss as their new men’s white ball coach

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Mott has been Australia’s women’s coach since 2015

England have named Australia women’s boss Matthew Mott as their new men’s white ball coach on a four-year deal.

The 48-year-old has overseen his native Australia’s dominance of women’s football as champions of the Ashes and of the T20 and 50-over World Cups.

Mott has also had a spell in county cricket in charge of Glamorgan and with Australian team New South Wales.

He will work alongside new Test coach Brendon McCullum as England split their leadership roles across formats.

“It was always going to take something special to step out of the role I’ve loved for the last seven years with the Australian women’s team,” Mott said.

“However, I genuinely believe the time is right to play a part in helping England’s ODI and T20 men’s pool continue to evolve as one of the best teams in the world.”

Their first series will be a one-day, three-match international tour of the Netherlands starting June 17, before the Twenty20 and ODIs against India and South Africa later in the summer.

The 2022 T20 World Cup kicks off in Australia in October, while England will defend their world over-50 title in India next year.

England managing director Rob Key said it was a “real privilege” to appoint Mott, describing him as “outstanding” during the interview process.

“We are fortunate to be able to appoint a head coach who has not only been involved in international cricket for the last few years, but has also worked in cricket franchises around the world,” said Key.

“More importantly, what she has done with the Australian women’s team is what she will be asked to achieve for our men’s white ball teams.”

Who is Matthew Mott?

Mott, who had a solid first-class career as a batsman in her home country, led the Australian women to two T20 World Cups after taking over in 2015 – they were runners-up in the other in 2016 – and earlier this year added 50 – on crown.

Between 2018 and 2021, Australia had a 26-match winning streak in ODI cricket, a record for both men’s and women’s international matches.

They were unbeaten in four Ashes series with Mott, each contested in Test, ODI and T20 formats combined, and beat England in this year’s competition without losing a match.

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Under Mott Australia have won three consecutive world titles in all formats

After retiring from the game in 2004, he began his managerial career with New South Wales in 2007, winning the top-class Sheffield Shield in his first season and leading them to victory in the Champions League T20 tournament in 2009.

He coached Glamorgan between 2011 and 2013 and reached the final of the national over 40 competition at Lord’s in his final campaign.

Mott was an assistant coach at the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2008 Indian Premier League, where he worked under McCullum.

McCullum subsequently recommended him for the New Zealand manager’s job, although Mott turned down that role to extend his contract with New South Wales.

Analysis: ‘He manages players very well’

Spinner Alex Hartley who played Mott’s Australia for England:

Australia is possibly the best sports team in the world.

They have been so successful for many years and with England being the best men’s white ball team in the world it will be an opportunity for him to implement some of the things he has taught this dominant Australia team.

He handles players very well. He has created this incredible team from Australia where they are almost unbeatable. He has a lot of talented players, but he manages them very well and gives them confidence.

That’s the same role he would play with the England men’s team. The talent is there, it’s about getting the best out of the players in different situations.

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