Cricket news 2022: Matthew Mott appointed England men’s white ball coach

England have brought in one of Australia’s most successful cricket coaches and appointed Matthew Mott as their new men’s white ball mentor.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has brought in one of Australia’s most successful cricket coaches and appointed Matthew Mott as its new men’s white ball mentor.

Mott, who represented Queensland and Victoria in the Sheffield Shield during her playing career, signed a four-year deal with all three Lions this week, ending a trophy-laden season as head coach of the Australian women’s team.

During Mott’s seven-year tenure, the women’s national team won two T20 World Cup titles, three Ashes series and two ICC Women’s Championships, also lifting the coveted Women’s World Cup in April this year.

Australia also broke the all-time record for most consecutive ODI wins during Mott’s tenure as head coach, winning 26 consecutive matches between 2018 and 2021.

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But Mott, who arguably achieved all he could with Meg Lanning’s mighty team, couldn’t turn down the opportunity to help reigning champions England defend their Men’s World Cup crown in 2023.

The 48-year-old will partner former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, who was appointed coach of the England men’s event earlier this month.

“Although I am Australian, I have deep connections and several of my closest friends are in the UK, having spent considerable time in Scotland, Wales and England, both as a player and manager,” Mott said in a statement.

“When this role became available, I was drawn to the opportunity to work with such an established and successful team under the astute leadership of Eoin Morgan and now Rob Key, whom I have always admired as a fine cricketing mind.

“The idea of ​​split roles and the opportunity to work alongside Brendon McCullum in his role as Red Ball is an opportunity that I am incredibly excited about and certainly provides the right balance for my family as we embark on this exciting journey.

“It was always going to take something special to step down from the role that I have loved for the last seven years with the Australian women’s team. However, I genuinely believe the time is right to play a part in helping England’s men’s T20 and ODI group continue to evolve as one of the best teams in the world.

“I am fully aware that this team has been running well and part of my initial plan is to work with the gaming group and support staff on how we can firstly maintain and then enhance the success they have started to build on. the last years. .

“From the excitement of accepting this role, I, like many people around the world, have been trying to come to terms with the tragic loss of my great friend Andrew Symonds. The support of his beautiful family and close friends in the days to come will be paramount, so I respectfully request some time to process his passing and his immense loss before I comment further on the role in this stage “.

Mott had previously overseen the New South Wales and Glamorgan men’s team in the English county system.

Former Australian all-rounder Shelley Nitschke, who has been a mentor for the Perth Scorchers WBBL team since 2019, will serve as interim head coach of the women’s national team for the upcoming short-form series in Northern Ireland and the highly-anticipated World Cup Games. Commonwealth in Birmingham.

New England cricket supremo Rob Key said Mott was the “outstanding candidate” for the job, which became available after Chris Silverwood was sacked as head coach earlier this year.

“He has had an incredible coaching journey with so many varied experiences that have brought him to this point where he excelled in the interview process and is a perfect fit for our cue ball teams,” Key said in a statement.

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

“I am confident that in Eoin Morgan and Matthew Mott, we have a formidable partnership that can drive more trophies in the years to come and that Matthew will be able to oversee any transition the team goes through in the future.

“In addition, Matthew will also help us invest in English coaches to gain as much experience as possible in the years to come.”

Mott’s first big challenge will be this year’s T20 World Cup in Australia, where England are due to face the host nation in the group stage at the MCG on Saturday 28 October.

Statement from Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley

“Matthew has played a critical role in the success of our incredible women’s team, driving a team-first mentality and creating an environment that has enabled female players to become some of the world’s leading cricketers.

“Under Matthew’s leadership, the team has won every major trophy on offer and, more importantly, inspired kids across the country to pick up a bat and ball.

“He should be proud of the legacy he has helped create with our women’s team.

“We would like to thank Matthew for all he has given to Australian Cricket and wish him and his family all the best in this new adventure.”

Statement from Ben Oliver, General Manager of High Performance and CA National Teams

“Matthew’s appointment is well deserved and reflects the position and global dominance of the Australian women’s team that he has managed for the past seven years.

“We are grateful for the excellent work Matthew has done and while he will be missed, he leaves the team well poised for sustained and continued success. I would like to thank Matthew and look forward to facing his new team at the Men’s T20 World Cup later this year.”

Originally published as Matthew Mott appointed as England men’s white ball coach in ‘groundbreaking’ move

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