‘India is an emerging supergiant in the game’: Australian coach Matthew Mott

India will take on the Australian team in mid-September in a multi-format series in Australia and with Mott signed as the coach for another two years, Australia will be looking forward to this tour.

 

22 Consecutive Wins for Australian Women's Cricket Team. PC: AusWomenCricket/Twitter
22 Consecutive Wins for Australian Women’s Cricket Team. PC: AusWomenCricket/Twitter

 

The Indian women’s team will be touring Australia in the month of September and October. They will kick start the tour with 3 One-Day Internationals, followed by the most awaited pink-ball test at Perth between September 30- October 3 and the tour will be concluded on October 11, the day when India will play their third and last T20I match against Australia.

“India is an emerging supergiant in the game, they have a lot of great players and they will be tough opposition. They are playing over in England at the moment and, if anything, we’ll be a bit vulnerable because we won’t have had a lot of cricket. So that’s at the forefront of our mind,” cricket.com.au quoted Mott as saying.

“It would be great to get everyone back together face to face, have a really strong camp in Brisbane at the National Cricket Centre with fantastic new facilities out there, and just for some of the (players from) southern states to train outside in good weather. So, fingers crossed the borders open up and we’re free of COVID as much as we can be and we navigate around,” he added.

Matthew Mott signed a 2-year contract extension as the head coach of the Australian women’s team. He will go on as the head coach of the team till September 2023.

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Mott’s contract extension will ensure his presence till the next ICC T20 Women’s World Cup in South Africa. These two years are really crucial for Australia, many challenging and exciting series and tournaments are scheduled in these two years, the Ashes series, 50-over World cup, Birmingham Commonwealth games, and T20 World Cup.

Commonwealth Bank Women’s Series v India

Sep 19: First ODI, North Sydney Oval (D/N)

Sep 22: Second ODI, Junction Oval

Sep 24: Third ODI, Junction Oval

Sep 30 – Oct 3: Test match, WACA Ground (D/N)

Oct 7: First T20, North Sydney Oval

Oct 9: Second T20, North Sydney Oval

Oct 11: Third T20, North Sydney Oval

Source: Laura Jolly for cricket.com.au

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