Matthew Mott’s coaching journey in the England men’s white ball team

England have appointed Matthew Mott as their white ball coach for four years. Mott beat Paul Collingwood and Gary Kirsten, among others, for the role and although he is best known for his stint with the Australia women’s team – during which he made them the white ball team the most dominant in world cricket, he has had a long and varied coaching career.

Mott’s professional batting career comes to an end, a C&G Trophy game as a guest player for the Netherlands (who will be his first opponents as England manager). He scores 41. He finishes with a first-class average of 33, having played most of his career for Queensland and then Victoria until the mid-1990s.

2005
Mott began his coaching career as an assistant to Trevor Bayliss in New South Wales (NSW) and was later appointed assistant to Brian McFadyen, who is the head coach of the Australia Under-19 team. for the 2006 U19 World Cup.

2007
Is appointed manager of New South Wales, succeeding Bayliss. He has just completed a six-week coaching exchange with Graham Ford in Kent, where he meets Rob Key, the current ECB chief executive.

2008
Joined John Buchanan as Assistant Coach of Kolkata Knight Riders for the first IPL season, having won the Pura Cup with NSW in his first season with them. He joins Brendon McCullum at KKR, now his red ball counterpart with England. Mott was due to be part of the Australian coaching staff for a tour of Pakistan, but this was eventually canceled due to security concerns.

2008
Mott turns down New Zealand head coach job to replace John Bracewell. He chooses to continue with NSW.

2009
A poor IPL season sees KKR finish bottom. Buchanan is fired and although Mott interviews for the head coaching position, KKR chooses Dav Whatmore. Mott’s involvement with KKR ends.

2010
Joins Head Coach Tim Nielsen in the coaching staff for Australia’s 2010 Global T20 campaign in the Caribbean. As an assistant, Mott works with the hitters. Australia make the final, where England beat them.

2011
Among the contenders to coach the (now defunct) Kochi Tuskers, Mott eventually signed up for Glamorgan. It wraps up seven years with NSW, four as head coach and several titles including a premier class title and two T20 triumphs. Made a three-season stint with Glamorgan which includes a run to the Yorkshire Bank Pro40 Finals.

2012
New Zealand return, with Mott on a three-man shortlist to replace John Wright as coach. Mott’s interviews with NZC – where Buchanan directs, but decides to stay with Glamorgan.

2014
Mott joined Ireland as batting coach ahead of the 2015 World Cup, first on a three-week assignment and then as part of the subcontinent touring squad.

2015
Appointed head coach of the Australia women’s team, having also spent three seasons as assistant coach of the Sydney Sixers at that time. This begins a six-year stint in which he makes the team the most dominant white ball team around, as they win the T20 World Cup in 2018 and 2020, and the ODI World Cup more early this year.

2022
Appointed head coach of England’s men’s white ball teams.

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