Matthew Mott, England’s white-ball coach, has “full backing” from Rob Key despite England’s group-stage exit at the World Cup in India. Mott expressed his commitment to the role after England’s win over Pakistan, securing a seventh-place finish and a 2025 Champions Trophy spot. Key, England’s managing director, stated that Mott has his full support for next year’s T20 World Cup and took responsibility for prioritizing the Test team over the ODI team. Key also acknowledged that he is the one who has consistently chosen to prioritize Test cricket over other formats, indicating that he holds himself accountable for England’s shortcomings. Despite the disappointment at the World Cup, Key believes that Mott and captain Jos Buttler will be given the opportunity to lead a rebuild, but hinted that a similar performance in the future could lead to a change in leadership. He emphasized the need to define every player’s role and invest in them to provide clarity for Buttler and Mott going forward.
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