The convulsion in English cricket continues as the incredibly successful Australian women’s coach Matthew Mott could leave the team to take over the 2017 world champions
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England may set another surprise appointment with chief executive Rob Key in talks with Australia women’s coach Matthew Mott to manage their white-ball side.
Mott has coached the impressive Australian side since 2015, including a 26-day consecutive international winning streak, a record in both men’s and women’s football. In addition to back-to-back Twenty20 World Cups, this year’s ODI World Cup and going unbeaten in four Ashes series, Mott has managed a truly dominant period for the team.
As an Australian coach, Mott has been credited with helping the side develop their aggressive approach while developing young players. His philosophy as a coach emphasizes personal responsibility and personal responsibility. “The most common excuse is, ‘I just didn’t know my role and didn’t know my role,'” Mott said last year.
“So we’re trying to get ahead of that and steer that and make crystal clear the role of every person on this team and they sign it so they’re informed of their role and actually accountable.”
Key has wasted no time making moves since his appointment with Brendon McCullum, who is due to be unveiled as England’s new Test coach this week.
As revealed by Mirror Sport, the former New Zealand captain had surprisingly progressed from a limited-crew job to the first choice for the Test team.
Paul Collingwood still remains the favorite for the job but the emergence of Mott, who coached both New South Wales and Glamorgan before taking on the Australian women’s side, is another sign of Key’s willingness to explore new ideas.
With Ben Stokes his first appointment as Test captain, McCullum will soon join his Kiwi-born cricketer at the helm of a side that needs huge improvement. McCullum is said to have cleared the way to take the job by stepping down as Kolkata Knight Riders head coach at the end of their stint in the current Indian Premier League.
And with KKR highly unlikely to make the playoffs this time, McCullum should be in position alongside Stokes well ahead of the first Test against New Zealand on June 2.
McCullum has an extensive knowledge of the English game, having played for four different counties during his playing career, and could have an influential say in selection for this first Test.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/cricket/england-rob-key-matthew-mott-26939520 England are negotiating the white ball role with Australia women's coach Matthew Mott