Fourth World Cup
‘Fourth World Cup Pretty insane,’ says England coach Matthew Mott after winning his fourth World Cup in four years. Matthew Mott, a former Queensland and Victoria opener, is swiftly becoming one of the most accomplished white-ball instructors in history. Matthew Mott is swiftly establishing himself as one of the most successful white-ball coaches in history after winning his fourth World Cup victory in four years on Sunday evening at the Fourth World Cup.
Mott, who was named head coach of England’s men’s one-day squad less than six months ago of Fourth World Cup, has helped the Three Lions win their second T20 Fourth World Cup championship, becoming just the second country to do so. England beat Pakistan by five wickets at the MCG in front of 80,462 people to become the first men’s side in history to hold both the ODI and T20 World Cups.
In the background, three Australians have been pulling the strings, with Mott, batting coach Michael Hussey, and bowling coach David Saker steering England to historic Fourth World Cup triumph. The T20 competition was Mott and newly chosen skipper Jos Buttler’s first big test, and their combination will be essential ahead of next year’s World Cup in India. “We can maybe influence the future phase of English white-ball cricket with Matthew Mott,” Buttler told reporters at the MCG on Saturday.
“We’re still receiving the benefits of (former captain) Eoin Morgan’s stay and the adjustments that have occurred in England’s white-ball game at their Fourth World Cup.” “We’re smack in the middle of that wave, but there’s also a little of a fresh path.” Mott had only just celebrated his last World Cup victory, guiding the Australian women’s side to the 50-over crown in New Zealand in April.
During his seven-year reign, the former Queensland and Victoria opener turned a good Australian team into an invincible one, winning two T20 Fourth World Cup betting, three Ashes series, and two ICC Women’s Championships. Australia also established the all-time record for most consecutive ODI wins under his leadership, winning 26 straight matches between 2018 and 2021.
The unquestionable pinnacle of Mott’s tenure as Australian coach occurred in March 2020, when Meg Lanning and her colleagues defeated India in front of a record-breaking 86,174 fans at the MCG. Mott, who repeated the feat two years later, although with a different side, is currently the reigning champion coach for both the men’s and women’s T20 World Cups. “It’s pretty special,” Mott said after the triumph on Sunday. “You never want to compare any of them; they’re all equally fun and amazing, but I’m really looking forward to tonight with the lads.”
Mott’s influence was palpable in the build-up to the event, when he backed Big Bash League veteran Alex Hales to replace the injured Jonny Bairstow at the Fourth World Cup. Hales had been barred from representing his nation for three years due to a slew of off-field infractions, but his participation proved to be a masterstroke.
In the competition, the 33-year-old scored 212 runs at 42.40 with a strike rate of 147.22, securing England’s position in the final with a record-breaking partnership with Buttler against India in the semi-final. Mott also backed Ben Stokes and Sam Curran, who many thought were not in England’s strongest starting XI before the tournament, and his faith paid off on Sunday.
In the must-win final, Stokes struck an undefeated half-century and Curran gave only 12 runs from four overs, with their efforts proving decisive at the Fourth World Cup. “Throughout your coaching experience, you learn from a lot of different people and reflect a lot,” Mott told SEN ahead of Sunday’s final.
“It’s an excellent strategy to be at the right place at the right moment.”