Joe Root Resign as England’s Men’s Test Captain

Joe Root Resign as England’s Men’s Test Captain. Joe Root announced his decision to resign as England’s Test captain on Friday. This follows England’s Test series defeats to Australia and the West Indies.

Joe Root announced his decision to resign as England’s Test captain on Friday. This follows England’s Test series defeats to Australia and the West Indies. England beaten 0-4 in the Ashes, and the team then went on to lose the three-Test series against the West Indies 0-1. With 27 Test victories, Root is the most successful England Test captain. Surpassing Michael Vaughan, Sir Alastair Cook, and Sir Andrew Strauss.

“I have decided to Resign as England Men’s Test captain after returning from the Caribbean tour and having had time to reflect. It’s been the most difficult decision I’ve had to make in my career. But after consulting with my family and those closest to me. I know the timing is right “Root state this in an official statement issue by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

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“It’s been the most difficult decision I’ve had to make in my career.” : Joe Root

“I am extremely proud to have captained my country and will look back on the last five years with great fondness. It has been an honor to do the job and to be a part of what is the pinnacle of English cricket “He continue.

Root named England’s captain in 2017, succeeding Sir Alastair Cook. Root had led England to a number of notable victories. Including a 4-1 home series victory over India in 2018 and a 3-1 victory away to South Africa in 2020.

In 2018, he became the first England men’s captain to win a Test series in Sri Lanka since 2001. A feat he went on to repeat in 2021 with a 2-0 victory.

Root is already England’s second highest Test run scorer, trailing only Cook. Has 14 centuries to his name as captain. His 5,295 runs as captain are the most by any England captain and place him fifth all-time behind Graeme Smith, Alan Border, Ricky Ponting, and Virat Kohli.

“I’ve love leading my country, but it’s recently dawned on me how much of a toll it’s taken on me and the impact it’s had on me away from the game,” Root said.

“I’m excited to keep representing the Three Lions and putting in performances that will help the team succeed. I’m looking forward to assisting the next captain, my teammates, and coaches in any way I can “He continued.

England will play New Zealand in a three-match Test series beginning in June at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

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