'It's Exciting The Mix We'll Have' - Matthew Mott Keen For New England Management Group To Get Going
Matthew Mott (Image Credits: Twitter)

Matthew Mott, England’s new white-ball coach, accepts the coaching set-up selected by the ECB as an “exciting” one and is anticipating working with Brendon McCullum, his Test partner, and Rob Key, the managing director of men’s cricket.

Mott was revealed recently, having burned through seven years responsible for Australia’s exceptionally fruitful women’s side. With England’s men as of now positioned No. 2 in both ODI and T20 cricket ranking, playing to a plainly characterized way of thinking sharpened under the captaincy of Eoin Morgan, Mott said he saw matches with his past work.

Lot Of Similarities Between This England Side And My Previous Team: Matthew Mott

Matthew Mott. Photo- Getty image
Matthew Mott. Photo- Getty image

Australia’s women were reigning 50-over and T20 title holders when Matthew Mott assumed responsibility, in spite of the fact that they lost the two titles prior to proceeding to restore themselves as the prevailing power, winning consecutive World T20s in 2018 and 2020 preceding going unbeaten during this year’s ODI World Cup.

“There is a lot of similarities and that’s certainly what we spoke about in the interview process,” Mott told SEN WA radio. “I took over a very successful team when I started and to be honest we almost seemed to be going backwards for a little bit.

It wasn’t until the 2017 World Cup [when Australia lost at the semi-final stage] that we had to really start from scratch. It was the pivotal moment for that team, they had to come up with some solutions on why we were being timid under pressure, and it was the playing group themselves who got together.”

His training style is probably going to resound with the players who have flourished under Morgan in limited-overs cricket, culminating in a men’s 50-over World Cup win in 2019.

“When I look at a player now I try to forget about the barriers around their game and try instil confidence that they take the game on,” Mott said. “Free the players up, let them enjoy themselves, and help them when they fall down.”

Test Cricket Priority For Rob Key

Rob Key. Photo- SKy Sports
Rob Key. Photo- Sky Sports

With England’s Test group put forth to be the priority, Matthew Mott has previously been told by Key that he “may not get your best side” on occasions. Be that as it may, Mott as of now has a decent working relationship with McCullum, having hung out with Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, and he said he was quick to get together close by Key and guide out the road ahead.

“Just the way the schedule looks – I haven’t looked too far into the next two or three years – but it will be a little like ships in the night. England play a lot of cricket in the next 12 months. Initially, I’ll get over there and try to spend some time with him in London, and Rob Key, to try and get through the plan.

“I have a great relationship with Brendon, I worked with him at KKR and he was pretty close to getting me to New Zealand a few years ago. We are very different people. It’s exciting the mix we’ll have, especially Rob, myself and Brendon with three really good, different ideas coming in.”

Parting Coaching Jobs A Factor In My Decision To Apply: Matthew Mott

Matthew Mott (Image Credits: Twitter)
Matthew Mott (Image Credits: Twitter)

Mott additionally conceded that England parting the coaching jobs had been a factor in his decision to apply. Australia have quite recently named Andrew McDonald as head coach for the men’s team across all formats, however, Mott said he could not have possibly savored such a demanding responsibility.

“Different systems have different needs,” he said. “What I will say is what attracted me to this role was the fact it was split. Family is really important to me and the idea of being on the road for 11 months wasn’t going to be a thing I’d really enjoy.

For me it will be great to go back and watch some county cricket [Mott previously coached Glamorgan], get to know some of the fringe players, I think that’s important for me.”

Parking My Allegiances Wouldn’t Be An Issue: Matthew Mott

With respect to driving England in a T20 World Cup on Australian soil in the not-so-distant future, Mott said that parking his allegiances wouldn’t be an issue.

Matthew Mott. Photo- Getty image
Matthew Mott. Photo- Getty image

“Coaching is one of those games where there’s only a few positions at the right time. I’ll wish well to the Australian cricket team, I coached a lot of those guys at New South Wales and love seeing them do well.

Ben Sawyer, our assistant coach, said this when we talked about franchise cricket, you’ve just got to love the one you’re with. When I’m in there I’ll be trying to do everything I can to win cricket matches and leave some sort of legacy when I do move on.”

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