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Alistair Cook
« on: January 09, 2017, 09:51:59 PM »

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2017/01/09/england-captain-alastair-cook-prepares-stand-joe-root-ready/amp/

Telegraph expecting Cook to step down any day now with Root the only candidate to take over supported by Ben Stokes! No big shock!

Root won't take the reigns until July v SAfrica so gives him plenty of time to get to grips with some of the off field baggage to come with captaincy
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Re: Alistair Cook
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 04:13:10 AM »

It is the right thing for his batting career. Cook can still break records.
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Re: Alistair Cook
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 08:51:27 AM »

the Telegraph are normally right so mit's just a case of waiting for an announcement.

I can appreciate this may be beneficial for AC now as if you had to choose between his runs or burn out still skippering all England fans would take the former. He still could have 5 years ahead easily as a batter.

He's been more of a leader than a captain I think, someone who is respected in the dressing room, a bit old school maybe...

But whether Root taking over now I the right thing i'm not sure.

The problem perhaps is Root seems the only show in town. I can't see Stokes coping with it-although sounds like he maybe vice....

We don't have a lot of options really
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Re: Alistair Cook
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 09:12:48 AM »

Making Ben Stokes vice captain is like making Gareth Keenan milk monitor at school.
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Re: Alistair Cook
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 09:22:06 AM »

Making Ben Stokes vice captain is like making Gareth Keenan milk monitor at school.

Which character?  I don't get it.. Personally think Stokes should be captain.. Guy is a born winner and has shown he can play for the team over these last 12 months.  unlike Root, who continually gets out at the wrong time playing the wrong shot...
I would still have root in the side at 4 every day of the week...
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Re: Alistair Cook
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2017, 10:10:52 AM »

Gosh! Every opponent out there will have detailed a couple of 'characters' in there team to give Stokesy some chat in the field. Be interesting to see how he reacts.
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Re: Alistair Cook
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017, 10:16:22 AM »

I think the ECB way when possible is to appoint someone old school like Buttler due to all the other stuff that comes with the captainacy
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Re: Alistair Cook
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2017, 10:23:06 AM »

Good time for Root to take over to be fair. Just had his first child so will be in a great place mentally.
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Re: Alistair Cook
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2017, 10:25:01 AM »

Which character?  I don't get it.. Personally think Stokes should be captain.. Guy is a born winner and has shown he can play for the team over these last 12 months.  unlike Root, who continually gets out at the wrong time playing the wrong shot...
I would still have root in the side at 4 every day of the week...

Give him a token role to make him feel important with the intention of not letting him anywhere near the top job.
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Re: Alistair Cook
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2017, 10:44:14 AM »

Give him a token role to make him feel important with the intention of not letting him anywhere near the top job.


if the red headed one is Vice he's pretty close. Root gets an injury and he can't be by passed-he will be England Captain

We would be combative  :)
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Re: Alistair Cook
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2017, 10:53:01 AM »

Personally, I would like to Cook to stay but I can see his reasons for wanting to get out. The team may have completed it's natural evolution under him.

However - if he does go it can only be Root. Other than cook there isn't another batter in the side who is nailed on a spot who could be captain - unless you go YJB and drop him from the gloves move him to 5/6 and buttler as keeper. can't be keeper, batsman and captain without getting frazzled

not ideal but is what it is
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Re: Alistair Cook
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2017, 11:04:22 AM »

Personally, I would like to Cook to stay but I can see his reasons for wanting to get out. The team may have completed it's natural evolution under him.

However - if he does go it can only be Root. Other than cook there isn't another batter in the side who is nailed on a spot who could be captain - unless you go YJB and drop him from the gloves move him to 5/6 and buttler as keeper. can be keeper, batsman and captain without getting frazzled

not ideal but is what it is

I think Cook should stay on as well. I just think this Root next in line stuff is a bit artificial

To my knowledge Root does not have much captaincy experience. The problem is after Cook no one really does

I'd be very surprised if YJB has skippered significantly in the past. Could be wrong thou.
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Re: Alistair Cook
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2017, 12:02:42 PM »

Root is a great batsman, probably one of the best of his generation and a record breaker. As a captain, he will be going head-to-head against the likes of Kohli, Faf, and other extremely competitive characters who are busy shaping their teams in their image. These international captain have a lot of fire and I just don't see Root competing well against these guys; he will squander the amazing talent (probably more than most) that England has!
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Re: Alistair Cook
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2017, 12:34:46 PM »

Giving Stokes a role could mellow him a bit maybe? Don't hear much of Warner being a k**b since he's been made vice captain of Oz
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Re: Alistair Cook
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2017, 12:39:28 PM »

^ Same with Kohli; he channels his fire to win matches now.
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