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Joe Root is the new England Test captain

Hardly a surprise but it's official now. Stokes is vice-captain.

posted on 13/2/17

shocked....

Hopefully Cooky can crack on with the runs this summer now

posted on 13/2/17

Well that was inevitable after the thrashing England got in India under Cookie.. I have a feeling that Cookie will crumble this summer too for runs! It looks downhill for him in near future. Just my opinion!

posted on 13/2/17

I hope the burden of captaincy does not affect Root`s batting

comment by BO$$™ (U6401)

posted on 14/2/17

The interview process was abit of a farce imo. It's like going for an interview at work and everyone knows its going to the bum licker but they still interview other clowns for some daft reason to make it look like it was a hard decision.

posted on 14/2/17

Why was it a farce Boss...?

Please enlighten us.

posted on 14/2/17

Such a "by the book" decision

posted on 14/2/17

By the book decision? Suppose you'd prefer a 'non by the book decision'? Perhaps appoint Samit Patel as captain...?

posted on 14/2/17

I like Root as a batsman and would prefer he concentrates on that for the moment.

It seemed so obvious that management would choose the obvious choice and make that obvious decision.

This suggests to me that nothing will really change and, just a difference face at the helm. I hope I'm wrong of course.

Root is a great batsman, I just hope he hasn't taken any captaincy tips from Cook who was also a great batsman chosen for Captaincy because he was the best player. That doesn't always work.

comment by BO$$™ (U6401)

posted on 14/2/17

comment by 🐑Serial🐑 (U20699)
posted 4 hours, 13 minutes ago
Why was it a farce Boss...?

Please enlighten us.
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What was the point in interviewing Broad, Stokes and whoever else they did? Everyone and there dog knew Root would be the next captain.

posted on 15/2/17

Stokes was interviewed to be vice captain.

Broad was interviewed as a senior member of the side to also provide his view on Root as the teams captain.

I mean seriously, you lot moan for the sake of f'in moaning.

Root is a completely different personality to Cook and will manage the captaincy in his own style.

Obvious choice? Of course it was. He's been vice captain for the last few years and has been England Lions captain before that. So! Virat Kohli was the obvious choice for India, Kane Williamson for New Zealand and Steve Smith was for Australia.



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