New interim coach Shelley Nitschke says she will long pursue the top job for Australia’s all-conquering women’s cricket team as she prepares to face a crucial on-field transition period. And she will try to keep the women’s cricket team in the top position.
Shelley admitted that he was caught off guard last week when predecessor Matthew Mott told him he would leave the role after seven years to take the job as England men’s white-ball coach.
Nitschke will be in charge of the Commonwealth Games and tri-series
Nitschke will be in charge of the Commonwealth Games and tri-series with Ireland and Pakistan. But players have back the idea of either him or fellow assistant Ben Sawyer appointing full-time.
Shelley Nitschke said
“I’m going to get a pretty good idea over the next few months if this is something. I want to do permanently,” Nitschke told AAP. “It would be very different to be an assistant, but I experienced it at Scorchers.
“I’ll take every day as soon as it comes in and see what it brings to me and whether. I’ll throw my hat in the ring.
“I wouldn’t reinvent the wheel. It’s just following the processes that we’re going through. I’ll put my own spin on it, I’m sure, but it will happen organically.”
Cricket Australia is expected to consider a full-time replacement in the coming months. But if Nitschke gets the role she will preside over one of the women’s team’s most crucial periods.
We’ve had continued success at the moment
“We’ve had continued success at the moment, but you want to build on beyond that and see how high you can go. We’re flying so high at the moment, and you can’t stay there forever.” But you can stay there or there forever.”