- England Test captain has hinted that he might leave captaincy
- He says if the coaches decide that it’s over for him, he’ll step down
- The batter will do everything to improve England’s cricket
England’s current Test captain Joe Root has hinted in an interview that the third Test against West Indies could be his last as a captain. Currently, the third Test is underway in National Cricket Stadium in Granada and at the end of day one England is at 204 all out. The previous two Tests ended in a draw.
Root, who made his long-format debut in 2012, was handed the leading role in 2017 after the previous skipper Alastair Cook decided to step down. Ever since that, the 31-year-old has commanded his side in 63 Tests winning 27 series for England. Recently the captain came under strict scrutiny when England had to face a shameful 0-4 Ashes defeat in England.
Talking to Mirror, the right-hand batter said that he thinks he’s still the right man to lead his team but he’ll agree to whatever the coaches will decide. Being a cricket fan, he’ll do whatever to help the team.
“I think I’m the right man to take the team forward. But, if the head coach comes in and thinks differently, that’s fine, that’s their decision. I’m a massive England fan. I just want to see us do well. So I’ll keep doing everything I can to make us as good as we can be and if that means in time I’m no longer in this position, I’ll still do everything I can to help this team and to try to take us to be the best team in the world. That will never change,”
The English team is yet to name a full-time coach. Paul Collingwood is currently employed as the interim coach for the West Indies series. It is unsure what the future of Joe root would be as a captain, but one thing which is crystal clear is that the skipper has massive contributions in Test cricket. The Yorkshire-born has accumulated massive 9884 Test runs that include 25 centuries, 53 fifties and five double tons.
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