Matthew Mod has been appointed head coach of the England white ball team on a four-year contract.
Mod resigned as head coach of Australia’s dominant women’s team, sacking Paul Collingwood after impressing the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) team during the maintenance process.
The appointment comes at the age of 48, following the appointment of Brendon McCullum as England Test coach last week, the new England chief executive who wanted to split roles for the first time since 2014 after Chris Silverwood was sacked in February.
He is expected to feature in England’s three-match ODI series against the Netherlands in Amsterdam next month, and was unanimously selected as a top candidate by the ECB’s selection committee.
The team includes new CEO Rob Kee, strategic adviser Andrew Strauss, chief executive officer Mo Bopot and Tom Harrison, who stepped down as CEO on Tuesday.
Kee said: “It is a real privilege to announce Matthew Mott as the head coach of our men’s white ball team. He had an incredible training trip with a variety of experiences that brought him to this position where he was exceptional in the interview process and a perfect fit for our white ball teams.
“We are fortunate to be able to appoint a head coach who has not only been involved in international cricket for the past few years but has also worked in franchise cricket around the world. More importantly, what he has done on the Australian women’s team is that our men will be asked what he has to achieve for the white ball teams.
“We have a great partnership between Eoin Morgan and Matthew Mode, which will lead to more trophies in the years to come and I hope Matthew can oversee any change in the team in the future.
“In addition, Mathews will help invest in the next few years to provide as much experience as possible to English trainees.”
Mod added: “I am delighted to accept the opportunity to play this cue ball role with England. Although I am Australian, I have deep ties and many of my close friends are in England, having spent a lot of time as a player and coach in Scotland, Wales and England.
“After getting this role, I was inspired by the opportunity to work with such an established and successful team under the able leadership of Eoin Morgan and now Rob Kee, whom I will always cherish as the best spirit of cricket.
“The idea of shared roles and the opportunity to work with Brendan McCall on the red ball is something I am very excited about and will definitely provide the perfect balance for my family as we embark on this exciting journey.
“I always have to pick something special to leave the role I have loved for the last seven years on the Australian women’s team. However, I sincerely believe it is time to contribute to helping England’s ODI and men’s T20. The team continues to develop into one of the best teams in the world.
“I am fully aware that this team is performing well, and as part of my initial project I will be working with the player team and co-workers on how to maintain the success they have achieved first, and then improve the success they have achieved.
“From the excitement of accepting this role, I, like many others around the world, have tried to cope with the tragic loss of my best friend Andrew Symonds. I ask for a little time to process. “
Motin wins in limited overs cricket
Mode oversaw a period of incredible success for the Australian women’s team, winning on home soil with their latest achievement at the 50-plus World Cup last month, which dominated the multi-series – series against England – the Ashes. Year. .
In July 2021, Mod Cricket extended his contract with Australia to the 2023 Women’s Ashes in England, but the opportunity to work alongside England captain Eoin Morgan prompted him to relinquish his role in 2015.
With 50 World Cup victories this year, Motin’s tenure ends with two T20 World Cup victories, four successful Ashes campaigns and 26 ODI wins from 2018 to 2021.
Prior to taking part with the Australian women in 2015, Mod served as head coach of New South Wales – leading the team to victory in the Champions League T20 in 2009 – then coaching Glamorgan, and in 2013 Yorkshire Bank reached the 40 finals. Adviser to Ireland at the 2015 ICC Men’s World Cup.
England are looking to return to solo coaching for the second time following the tenure of Andy Flower as Test cricket captain and Ashley Giles as captain of the White Ball cricket team between 2012 and 2014.
Motin’s first challenge will be a three – match ODI series starting on June 17 in the Netherlands, while the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia starts on October 16.
Unlike England’s Test team, which has won just one of its last 17 matches, Mod Morgan has taken charge of the ODI and T20 squads, ranking second in the world.
Watch Matthew Motin’s England team live on limited overs cricket in India and South Africa this summer on Sky Sports – and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup ‘live on Sky Sports from October.
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