Eoin Morgan ‘delighted’ to have Matthew Mott as England’s new white ball coach | Cricket News


Matthew Mott oversaw a dominant era for Australia’s women, who won the 50-year-old World Cup earlier this year after dominating England in the Ashes; Mott will share England head coaching responsibilities with Brendon McCullum, who has been appointed to the Test job

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Eoin Morgan can’t wait to start working with new England men’s head coach Matthew Mott.

Eoin Morgan can’t wait to start working with new England men’s head coach Matthew Mott.

Eoin Morgan said he was “absolutely delighted” to be working with new England coach Matthew Mott.

Mott’s appointment was announced last week, seeing him step down as head coach of the Australia women’s team after seven successful years.

Mott led Australia to victory in the Women’s 50+ World Cup in her final act in charge, following a dominating win over England in the Ashes multi-format series earlier this year. The team has also won two T20 World Cups, as they recorded a record 26-game winning streak in the ODIs which stretches from 2018 to 2021 under his stewardship.

England cricket team chief executive Rob Key explains the decision to appoint Matthew Mott as the new white ball head coach.

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England cricket team chief executive Rob Key explains the decision to appoint Matthew Mott as the new white ball head coach.

England cricket team chief executive Rob Key explains the decision to appoint Matthew Mott as the new white ball head coach.

Mott said he sees ‘similarities’ to his previous role as he now takes charge of a highly successful England side who are the current world champions over 50 and are ranked second in the rankings ODI and T20 world championships, brilliantly led by Morgan.

Talk to sky sportsMorgan said: “It’s very exciting, we’re absolutely delighted to have him. [Mott] on board.

“He has a long career as a coach and manager, the most successful period of which has been the last three or four years in Australian women’s cricket. He has been part of their journey of transformation and they have had the success that they had.

“He will bring an outside view of things and hopefully take things further than they have been before.”

Eoin Morgan eyes success at the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year

Eoin Morgan eyes success at the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year

“The goal is to win World Cups”

Mott will start work next month, in time for the three-game ODI series against the Netherlands in Amsterdam, while the first major stop in his tenure is the T20 World Cup in Australia in October, when England seeks to unite 50s and 20s. securities.

Morgan called for patience as the new coach settled in, but added the team was well aware of the goal.

“Obviously it will take time for Matthew to gain the trust of the players and get to know them,” Morgan said. “Coaches have this transition period and I think that will be key to moving things forward and hopefully trying to win World Cups later on.

Eoin Morgan steered England to home victory at the 2019 World Cup

Eoin Morgan steered England to home victory at the 2019 World Cup

“As a group we’ve worked very well together for an extended period of time. There’s a level of acceptance and responsibility around trying to win trophies. I think that should be our focus.

“We have proven over the last six or seven years that we can be competitive, play semi-finals, finals and go on and win.

“The potential of the players we have, we have to aim that high.”

Brendon McCullum was initially tipped to be England’s new white ball coach, pairing him again with Morgan after stints together at Middlesex and in the IPL with the Kolkata Knight Riders, but was eventually chosen to lead the test team into a new era with captain Ben Stokes.

Nasser Hussain says he is delighted to see what impact Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum's partnership as captain and manager will have on the England squad.

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Nasser Hussain says he is delighted to see what impact Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum’s partnership as captain and manager will have on the England squad.

Nasser Hussain says he is delighted to see what impact Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum’s partnership as captain and manager will have on the England squad.

And Morgan thinks it’s a great appointment, adding: “He’s definitely the go-to guy for the Test guys. He’s an outstanding candidate.

“In a vain very similar to Matthew Mott, he will be looking to get things done. He does things his own way a lot and I have no doubt he will work very well with Ben trying to imprint their own identity within the team.”

Mott: Morgan aligned with me to play the vision

Mott, meanwhile, said he had already spoken with Morgan before starting his new coaching role and said the two were “aligned” on how England should play.

mott said Cricket.com.au“A lot of the questions in the interviews were about ‘how do you see the team moving forward?’ And I see a lot of similarities [with his previous job] – take over a fairly good team which is well placed, with a good leader in the person of Eoin Morgan.

Former England captain Nasser Hussain says the appointment of Matthew Mott as men's white ball head coach was a great choice as he is an exceptional coach.

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Former England captain Nasser Hussain says the appointment of Matthew Mott as men’s white ball head coach was a great choice as he is an exceptional coach.

Former England captain Nasser Hussain says the appointment of Matthew Mott as men’s white ball head coach was a great choice as he is an exceptional coach.

“Eoin and I talked about how to create some of the opportunities, some of the messages that I believe in and seeing where that alignment is.

“We seem very aligned with our overall philosophy and how we think the team should play, but it would be nice to just have the opportunity in the player group to talk about it a bit more, to respond to all questions and just develop that connection.

“The team is working quite well, it’s just a matter of how we get those extra wins, because that lasting success is what England craves.

Watch Australia celebrate winning the Women's World Cup earlier this year after beating England in the final.

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Watch Australia celebrate winning the Women’s World Cup earlier this year after beating England in the final.

Watch Australia celebrate winning the Women’s World Cup earlier this year after beating England in the final.

“They’re quite comfortable having a good squad and depth, but trying to get into every tournament is what they want to do. Hopefully the experiences I’ve had with what we have fact [with Australia] might be able to add another layer to that.”

Drawing further on her experience with Australia, Mott said: “I don’t think internally with the women’s team we ever really talked about having to win World Cups, as such.

“It was more like staying present, staying in the moment, and if you keep doing that, day in and day out, the end result falls on you.”




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