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Joe Root steps down as skipper
« on: April 15, 2022, 08:07:30 AM »

Seems things are moving at the ECB and Joe has stepped aside as England skipper.
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Re: Joe Root steps down as skipper
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2022, 08:09:59 AM »

Right decision. Root was a below average skipper.
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Re: Joe Root steps down as skipper
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2022, 08:13:11 AM »

Dont mind it. Really looking forward to him focusing on his runs for the foreseeable and hope it brings him plenty.

Stokes skipper with Rob Key as director of cricket sounds good to me.
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Re: Joe Root steps down as skipper
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2022, 08:15:21 AM »

It was the right time to go.

With a new coach coming in, a new captain can form a new relationship with them etc.....

Is Stokes the only candidate, or are they going to go left field to someone else.

Do we need an interim option until the new coach comes in.
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Re: Joe Root steps down as skipper
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2022, 08:19:24 AM »

Probably the right time. Even though Root may not have been the best captain in the world, i think he was and is often unfairly judged. He hasn't exactly had it easy with injuries to key players, management set up and a serious lack of depth/talent/ability in the batting dept. I'm not sure many other captains would have made the side's he's had at his disposal that much better.

At times he's held the team together with his batting too, so at least he's led by example. I'd rather thank him for his efforts than be derogatory.

It will be interesting to see who they give it to next, as there are no obvious candidates really.
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Re: Joe Root steps down as skipper
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2022, 08:37:34 AM »

Probably the right call, the one thing we cant afford to lose is Roots runs and the focus on his captaincy was getting close to hysterical at times.

Now with with Kent fan hat on. Rob Key becomes the next director of cricket, appointments Biliings as captain and he goes on to become the Gilchrist we always wanted and its a master stroke from Key. Crawley goes on a run if 8 tons in a calendar year and England win the next word test championship.

In reality stokes is captain as we have no one else
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Re: Joe Root steps down as skipper
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2022, 09:33:40 AM »

Right decision I think, if only because the job may have worn him down and we need his runs far more than his Captaincy. I think 5 years is about the maximum shelf life of a skipper

Interesting which way we go now, I would not be surprised if someone outside the team was given the job.

In my time watching England Root is up there as good as anyone Ive seen, it hopefully will be an even better period with the bat for him. He is head and shoulders above anyone else
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Re: Joe Root steps down as skipper
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2022, 09:45:30 AM »


Barney Ronay on The Grade Cricketer last week was saying that Stokes has continuously said that he has no captaincy ambitions because he's Root's best mate and doesn't want to undermine him publicly. Now Root has stepped down it's a different situation. I imagine he'll put his hand up.
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Re: Joe Root steps down as skipper
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2022, 10:39:49 AM »

Finally!
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Re: Joe Root steps down as skipper
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2022, 10:49:43 AM »

good news overall - root not a natural skipper and it seems to weigh on him too much - hopefully this will help his batting too as he can now concentrate fully on it without having the problems of skipper on his shoulders

just hope if they go for stokes he will not be another botham/flintoff style skipper - time will only tell - unless there is a left field skipper waiting in the wings!!!
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Re: Joe Root steps down as skipper
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2022, 10:50:50 AM »

good news overall - root not a natural skipper and it seems to weigh on him too much - hopefully this will help his batting too as he can now concentrate fully on it without having the problems of skipper on his shoulders

just hope if they go for stokes he will not be another botham/flintoff style skipper - time will only tell - unless there is a left field skipper waiting in the wings!!!

If they choose Burns I will actually cry
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Re: Joe Root steps down as skipper
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2022, 10:51:41 AM »

If they choose Burns I will actually cry

i think he might cry too if they choose him  :D :D :D
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Re: Joe Root steps down as skipper
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2022, 11:15:02 AM »

I do hope Stokes is not given it he has enough on his plate.

If its outside the actual team and they want someone experienced at County level and has some international too I dont think Vince is the worst shout.

But the options appear to be fairly slim at the moment.

Maybe an interim skipper to see how the next year goes with the team.
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Re: Joe Root steps down as skipper
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2022, 11:44:26 AM »

Burns when he captains Surrey does a decent enough job, but he's not the incumbent.

They'll do some weird thing and inevitably give it to Bairstow
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Re: Joe Root steps down as skipper
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2022, 12:34:33 PM »

Current betting on the next England Test Captain is -

Stokes 4/6
Broad 7/1
Billings, YJB, Crawley 9/1
Abell, Foakes 16/1
Burns, Moeen, Anderson 25/1
Pope, Vince 28/1
Sibley 33/1
Morgan 200/1

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