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Matthew Mott has left the Australian women’s team to become the England men’s white ball coach.

Matthew Mott has been appointed head coach of England’s white ball team on a four-year contract.

Mott left as head coach of Australia’s dominant women’s side to take on the role, having edged out Paul Collingwood after impressing the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) panel during the process of maintenance.

The 48-year-old’s appointment comes after Brendon McCullum was named England Tests coach last week, with new England chief executive Rob Key opting to split the roles for the first time since 2014 after the dismissal of Chris Silverwood in February.

He is expected to be in place for England’s three-match ODI series against the Netherlands in Amsterdam next month, having been unanimously selected as a standout candidate by the ECB’s selection panel.

The panel included new chief executive Rob Key, strategic adviser Andrew Strauss, chief performance officer Mo Bobat and Tom Harrison, who stepped down as CEO on Tuesday.

Key said, “It is a real privilege to be able to announce Mathew Mott as the head coach of our men’s white ball team. He had an incredible coaching journey with so many varied experiences that brought him to this point where he was exceptional in the interview process and the perfect fit for our white ball teams.

“We are fortunate to be able to appoint a head coach who has not only been involved in international cricket for the past few years but has also worked in franchise cricket around the world. More importantly, what he has done with the Australian women’s team is what he will be asked to achieve for our men’s white ball teams.

Matthew Mott enjoyed huge success as the Australian women's head coach

Matthew Mott enjoyed huge success as the Australian women’s head coach

“I’m confident that in Eoin Morgan and Matthew Mott we have a great 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.

“Additionally, Matthew will also help us invest in England coaches by giving them as much experience as possible over the next few years. »

Mott added: “I am delighted to accept the opportunity to play this cue ball role with England. Although I’m Australian, I have deep ties and many of my closest friends are in the UK, having spent a lot of time in Scotland, Wales and England, both as a player and coach.

“When this role became available, I was attracted by the chance to work with such an established and successful team under the able leadership of Eoin Morgan and now Rob Key, whom I have always admired as an excellent spirit of cricket.

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

McCullum has been named the new England Tests head coach on a four-year deal

McCullum has been named the new England Tests head coach on a four-year deal

“It was always going to take something special to step down from the role I’ve loved for the past seven years with the Australian women’s team. However, I sincerely believe that now is the time to play a role in helping England’s ODI and Men’s T20. group continues to evolve as one of the best teams in the world.

“I am fully aware that this team is working well and part of my initial plan is to work with the player group and support staff on how we can first maintain and then improve on the success they have had. started building in the last few years. .

“Since the excitement of accepting this role, I have, like many people around the world, tried 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 coming days will be vitally important, so I respectfully request some time to process his passing and immense loss before commenting further on the role. at this stage. »

Mott’s successes in limited cricket

Mott has overseen a period of incredible success for the Australian women’s team, with their latest achievement a home triumph at the 50 plus World Cup last month, which followed a dominating win over England in the multi-series – Ashes format at the beginning of the year. .

In July 2021, Mott extended his contract with Cricket Australia until after the 2023 Women’s Ashes in the UK, but the opportunity to work alongside England captain Eoin Morgan persuaded him to leave the role he had. taken in 2015.

As well as the triumph of 50 World Cup victories this year, Mott’s tenure ends with two T20 World Cup victories, four successful Ashes campaigns and a record 26 ODI winning streak, which stretches from 2018. to 2021.

Before taking up his role with the Australian Women in 2015, Mott worked as head coach of New South Wales – leading them to victory in the Champions League T20 tournament in 2009 – then coached Glamorgan, reaching the Yorkshire Bank 40 final in 2013, before working as a consultant for Ireland at the 2015 ICC Men’s World Cup.

England have opted to return to separate coaching for only the second time, following the period between 2012 and 2014 when Andy Flower was in charge of Test cricket and Ashley Giles captained the cricket team at White Ball.

The first challenge for Mott’s side will be a three-game ODI series in the Netherlands starting June 17, while the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia looms later in the year, starting October 16. .

Unlike England’s Test side, who have won just one win in their last 17 matches, Mott takes over from the one-day and T20 sides led by Morgan, both second in the world rankings.

Watch Matthew Mott’s England side take on India and South Africa in limited cricket this summer live on Sky Sports – with the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup also live on Sky Sports from ‘october.

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