Australian women’s team coach Mathew Mott isn’t too pleased with the team enduring a break between games. He believes that the break could put his team at a disadvantage ahead of the series against India. Australia is due to play a one-off Test, three ODIs and three T20s against India later this year.
“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,” Mott added.
The Indian team will head to Australia after playing a full series against England. Also, the home series against India will be Australia”s first fixture since their tour of New Zealand in April.
The women’s head coach Mathew Mott has penned a two-year contract extension with Cricket Australia, which means that he will be the head coach of the team until September 2023. Within this period, Australia will participate in two Ashes series, an ODI and T20 World Cup each and the inaugural Commonwealth Games.
Meanwhile, the Indian team is currently locking horns in their ongoing ODI series against England, the final match of which is being held at New Road cricket ground today. It will then be followed by a three-match T20I series starting July 9.