Former England captains Michael Aterton and Nasser Hussein believe Ben Stokes is an “obvious” candidate to take on the role after Joe Roots resigns as captain of the test.
Roots announced his resignation on Friday after a series of losses in West Indies last month left England with just one win in the last 17 tests.
Stoke, who was Roota’s vice-captain, is the favorite to take on the role, but said in January he had “never had any ambition” to become captain.
The 30-year-old took a six-month break from cricket last year to rest his injured finger and determine his mental well-being before returning to England on tours of Australia and the West Indies.
35-year-old Stewart Brod is considered a short-term opportunity for the role, although he was selected in only three of England’s five Ashes tests in Australia and was excluded from the West Indies tour.
Sky Sports News reporter James Kohl discusses the “strange” moment when Roots decided to step down as England captain and wondered who could replace him.
Aterton: The Roots paved the way for the powerful Stokes
Aterton, who was captain of the England national team from 1993 to 1998, believes Root’s decision to resign rather than be fired will make Stoke more comfortable in the role.
You have to choose someone who deserves their place in the team. In my opinion, the days when Mike Brillie was a hero who would not always be the best are over. You only have to earn your place on the team due to careful scrutiny, so Ben Stokes is an obvious candidate.
I think the fact that Joe Roots resigned of his own accord helps. One of the main traits of Ben Stokes is loyalty, and he is very loyal to Joe Root as a second and has very good friends. He will find it much easier to take the job if it comes to him, given that Roots resigned of his own free will rather than was fired. I think it helps Stokes membership if it comes.
Former England national team captain Michael Atterton says Stokes appears to be an obvious candidate to replace Root.
One of the great things about Joe Root is that he has kept his personal form under the supervision of the captain, under pressure and demands. He is a world-class player, one of England’s best beats and has continued his personal performance – even in the hot days of 2021, when the team was defeated after defeat, his personal performance was outstanding.
It is not known if Ben Stoke, if he shows up, can do it. It didn’t go well with other universal players before him, like (Yen) Botam and (Andrew) Flintoff, but that doesn’t mean it won’t work for him, but you never know what to try. .
After the 2015 World Cup in Australia, there was a very clear desire to put England’s white ball cricket on a better footing, and that affected the test team in some way, and apparently Covid has had its influence – it was a double. and this led to an openly unsustainable schedule.
Joe Root cannot be held responsible for these things – as captain you are really responsible for what happens under your supervision with the team, and in Australia and a lot of things have happened lately where they did not do things right. They did not do it right with the selection, lottery decisions and strategy on the pitch.
All the things you can throw away from the captain, but what you can’t throw away from the captain are the structure of the English cricket, the schedules, the state of the first class game, the way the governing body has not taken care of and cared for high class cricket, which means that you do not get the level and quality of the players until the test team.
Hussain: Stoke must be in the right place physically and mentally
Hussein, who was captain of the England national team from 1999 to 2003, said Broads would be a real short-term solution if Stokes did not want to become captain.
The obvious candidate for me is Ben Stokes. People say, “Oh, Ben Stoke,” do you know what happened to Flintof and Botem? Ben Stoke is not Flintof and he is not Bot, don’t judge him by what others have done.
Stoke has done phenomenal things as a cricketer and has very smart cricket games. He showed it in the World Cup final, he showed it in Headingley as he works in difficult times. He showed this when he was occasionally taken over from Joe Roth.
Former England national team captain Nasser Hussein says Ben Stokes was the best solution instead of Roth as captain.
Hard for Stoke is what I mentioned about the fee that you pay as a captain. You need to be in the right place mentally and physically.
Apparently Ben has had mental problems outside the field lately, and if I were the new CEO of cricket, the very first trip would be to have a cup of coffee with Ben and ask him where he is with him. game with your life away from the game to make sure he is in the right place.
As far as I can see, the players stick to every Stokes name in that locker room. He doesn’t even have to say anything, and they look in his direction to see his reaction. He is highly respected in this locker room, and Root would love to play under Stokes. Roots is the type to play for anyone, but Roots would give anything for Stoke.
Highlights of the fourth day of Ashe’s third test in Headingley in 2019, when Ben Stokes led England to a significant victory.
If Stokes isn’t in the right place, then short-term Stewart Brod has a great cricket brain, he’s a real fighter, he’s a real competitor, and he has to prove after the events of recent months, and we know what Broads is. when he has to prove something.
Campaign himself has led Australia as a great player, so in the short term I see Broads doing the same.
There are not many candidates. The second option is to step aside and follow Graham Smith’s route to South Africa, step aside and look at the area’s cricket, but Stokes and Brody stand out.
Compton: Broadam has experience and a winning mentality
Former England striker Nick Compton has announced that he will be appointed captain of Broad so that Stokes can take on the role in the future.
The important thing is that whoever is captain is part of the team. I don’t think it’s helpful to talk about players who haven’t earned their streak on the team. The guy I nominated is Stuart Brod, I think he’s the right person at this difficult time.
He has experience and this winning mentality. He may be in the twilight of his career; he has seen a lot and experienced a lot in the last year. We saw a guy improve his game with Jimmy Anderson.
Former England striker Nick Compton supported Brody as captain.
He is the kind of guy who could get along with the new manager and mark how this English team needs to move forward. He probably won’t be around, but I think he’s the right person.
The only thing you can say about Stewart Brody is that he is committed when you need him. no doubt.
I think Ben would be a great leader. He has clearly been a great support to Joe Ruth, he is a great player and he is part of a team that is important.
It seems to me that he has had a lot lately, he was out and probably ran into Ash as a bit too fast. He finds his signs. We need Ben Stokes to work at all levels; bowling, bat and be a great defender as he is.
It seems to me that it is a little too early now. I would love to see Ben go there and continue to play for England, putting himself in the right place, because when we think about it, he is undoubtedly one of the best cricketers in the world.
I do not think this is the right time for him to take on this responsibility.
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