Australia Women Cricket Team Will Look to Continue Their Dominance With Mott
Matthew Mott has signed his extension as the head coach for the incredibly successful Australia Women’s cricket team. It means he will remain the head coach to lead the team to defend their 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, to be held in South Africa.
The strategist and tactician is ready to get to work with a fully booked calendar ahead of him. “I’m absolutely delighted to sign on for an extra two years and to have the support from Ben, Nick, and the Board,” Mott told The New Indian Express. “As a team, there’s a lot of stuff in front of us to be excited about, and I’m looking forward to being a part of it.”
This is a welcome relief as the team is set to participate in a host of major series and global events, including visiting India at the start of the summer, quickly followed by the Ashes early next year. These events will be followed closely by the ODI World Cup in New Zealand in February and March, and then the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in late July 2022.
It is worth noting; the next T20 World Cup will be held in 2023, followed by the next Ashes series in mid-2023.
Many at camp have welcomed the news of this extension, with many praising Mott’s commitment and positive impact on the team. “On-field, his record speaks for itself, with the team claiming two T20 World Cup titles since his appointment in 2015. The team also regained the Ashes just months after his appointment in 2015 and has held into them ever since, as well as setting a new world record for most consecutive ODI wins. ” says Ben Oliver, Cricket Australia’s head of national teams and high performance. “Matthew is a highly respected international coach, with terrific people skills, a track record of getting the best out of his players and, a real passion for the game and his role. We believe he’s the best person to take this incredibly successful team to yet another level.”
Currently, Australia is on a world-record unbeaten run of 24 ODI victories following their 3-0 win over New Zealand in April-a fête that Mott hopes to maintain.
Australia is set to get back into action on September 19 with the primary three ODI’s against India before a day-night Test at the WACA starting on September 30.