Matthew Mott

Matthew Mott expects England whitewash to ‘light fire’ under captain Eoin Morgan

England white-ball head coach Matthew Mott intends to meet with Rob Key and Brendon McCullum next week ahead of a busy summer schedule but stressed that Eoin Morgan has his backing.Mott made an ideal start in his new role with a 3-0 one-day clean sweep of the Netherlands, a result that was largely expected even if England’s record-breaking batters broke new ground in Amstelveen.Attention now turns to what should be more competitive series against India and South Africa, with 12 limited-overs matches – three ODIs and three Twenty20s against each nation – between between July 7-31.While Mott would relish having...
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Matthew Mott: Australia's Meg Lanning on what England can expect from new one-day coach

On an early English summer's day in 1994, Matthew Mott turned up for a home game at Porthill Park Cricket Club clutching a brown cardboard box. He'd arrived at the North Staffordshire club a month or so before as a quiet, fresh-faced Queenslander looking to enhance his fledgling cricket aspirations with a stint as an overseas professional in the UK.
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Matthew Mott will hold England’s best players to account, Eoin Morgan insists

Eoin Morgan believes new England white-ball coach Matthew Mott will be unafraid “to hold some of the best players in the world accountable” ahead of their first assignment.The Morgan-Mott captain-coach partnership starts on Friday in the low-key surroundings of Amstelveen, a suburb of Amsterdam, for the first of three one-day internationals against the Netherlands.Brought in to split coaching duties alongside Brendon McCullum, who has made a spellbinding start in charge of the Test side, Mott has vowed not to assert himself too much at the beginning of his reign.But having overseen sustained success with Australia’s women’s team, Morgan is convinced...

Matthew Mott wants England to enjoy sustained period of white-ball dominance

Matthew Mott has challenged England’s white-ball stars to target a prolonged period of dominance that is the hallmark of every truly great international side. Reigning 50-over World Cup champions but semi-finalists in the Twenty20 equivalent last autumn, England have appointed a limited-overs head coach who has a track record for instilling a ruthless outlook.

Matthew Mott: Andrew Symonds came close to playing for England over Australia

Late all-rounder Andrew Symonds “certainly” considered playing for England rather than Australia, his childhood friend Matthew Mott has said.Speaking at the public memorial service for the ex-player who died on May 14 in a car crash in North Queensland at the age of 46, England’s new white-ball head coach Mott was asked about the offer that came to the Birmingham-born teenager at the end of 1995.His English heritage and UK passport – Symonds was repeatedly quizzed as to his allegiance, but insisted he was Australian through and through – had allowed Gloucestershire to sign him as a non-overseas player, with...

Matthew Mott feels ‘aligned’ with Eoin Morgan after discussing England plans

England’s new white-ball coach Matthew Mott has yet to arrive in the country but has already started planning his reign with captain Eoin Morgan. Mott has swapped his long-term role in charge of the all-conquering Australia Women’s side for the chance to work with England’s limited-overs team and will start work next month with a three-match ODI series in Holland.

Eoin Morgan 'delighted' to have Matthew Mott as England's new white-ball coach

Eoin Morgan has said he is "absolutely delighted" at the prospect of working with England's new white-ball coach Matthew Mott. Mott's appointment was announced last week, seeing him leave his position as head coach of the Australia women's team after a hugely successful seven years in charge. Mott led Australia...

Matthew Mott named England white-ball head coach

Matthew Mott has been named England white-ball head coach after leaving his role as Australia women’s head coach.Mott has guided Australia to a dominant win streak of 26 one-day internationals - a record in either the men’s or women’s game.Moreover, Mott has delivered consecutive Twenty20 World Cups and this year’s ODI World Cup, while also remaining undefeated in four Ashes series.“I am delighted to accept the opportunity to take this white-ball role with England,” Mott said after being appointed. “Whilst I am Australian, I have deep connections, and several of my closest friends are in the UK, having spent considerable...