Australia Women’s head coach Matthew Mott signs contract extension

Mott, who first took charge of the national team in 2015, has won two T20 World Cups during his tenure. Pace bowling coach, Ben Sawyer, also returns


Matthew Mott has signed a two-year contract extension to remain as head coach of Australia’s Women’s national team until after the 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa.

Mott, who first took charge of the national side in 2015, has won two T20 World Cups during his six-year tenure and is yet to lose an Ashes series, winning two and drawing one.

Ben Sawyer will also return to the set-up after being appointed as the side’s full-time pace bowling coach.

Commenting on his contract extension, Mott said: "It was always my intent to re-sign. I'm incredibly fortunate considering what's going on in the world to have this sort of stability for the next couple of years for me and my family which is really important.

"There's a lot of unfinished business from a team point of view, so I'm absolutely ecstatic to confirm around the next couple of years and looking forward to working with a very dedicated staff group and a group of players to achieve some more success.


Ellyse Perry, Meg Lanning and Matthew Mott pose with the Women's T20 World Cup trophy in 2018

"Obviously we play India to start off the summer and the Ashes is a massive series for us, but the one-day World Cup in March has been a key driver of the team over the past few years after a disappointing result at the 2017 event in England.

"There’s a lot to look forward to over the next few years, including our first Commonwealth Games appearance, so it’s a really exciting time to be involved."

Australia will return to international action on September 19 with an ODI and T20I series against India as well as a one-off Test match.





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