The sword hangs over the necks of Jos Buttler and Matthew Mott as Rob Key nears a crucial decision on England cricket

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Rob Key, Matthew Mott and Jos Butter


England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief executive Rob Key has spoken about the future of Matthew Mott as head white-ball coach and Jos Buttler as captain of the team. He said they will look to do what is best for the team going forward.

England national cricket team faced a disappointing exit from the T20 World Cup as they lost to India in the semi-final. The defending champions failed to defend their title as they suffered a 68-run defeat against the Men in Blue and looked extremely torrid with bat and ball in the tournament.

England had a rollercoaster ride in the ongoing 2024 T20 World Cup. They started poorly and suddenly were on top and then came under pressure again. But they managed to reach the semi-finals in a fairly comprehensive manner and were expected to make it to the final.

But it was not to be, as they lost miserably against India. This was England’s second consecutive defeat in the ICC tournament. They had a debacle in the ICC World Cup 2023 as they faced elimination in the group stage and struggled throughout the tournament.

With England struggling to get going in the last two World Cups, head coach Matthew Mott’s position has come under scrutiny. Apart from this captain, Jos Buttler has also been under scanner as there have been reports that Rob Key will review his positions.

Speaking on the issue, Rob Key stated that he will not rush into any decision as they have currently moved on to the Test squad. But he admitted that they will be looking for the best possible for the team. Speaking to reporters, he explained:

“In terms of the T20 World Cup, at this point we have moved on to the Test squad. I’m not going to rush into that. [decision on Buttler and Mott’s futures]But as we always do, we will begin to look for the best way for that white-ball team to move forward.”

“We’ll let the dust settle and move on from there” – Rob Key

Rob Key added that they will review England’s T20 World Cup campaign in a couple of weeks. He revealed that some of the players are still in the Caribbean and once the situation calms down, they will look to the future. He detailed:

“That’ll probably start in a couple of weeks. When I can do all these things in the next few weeks, I’ll start working on them, to be honest… The T20 World Cup ended, we still had players in the Caribbean. So we’ll let the dust settle. dust and we’ll move on from there.”

Recently there were reports that Moeen Ali and Chris Jordan will not get opportunities now. The ECB considers their time is up and there is a good chance that Jonny Bairstow and Mark Wood will also not play in the upcoming T20 World Cup in India and Sri Lanka in early 2026 as the team looks to rebuild and bring in something new. faces.