Should Root be next in line to be Captain?

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Should Root be next in line to be Captain?

Post by wheelchair1991 on Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:31 pm

I am an avid follower of cricket, I was reading a lot before the first ashes test that this would be Cook's last series as captain. That seems more unlikely now given the first test and how well cook lead the side. However when he does finally go, should Root be Skipper?

for me no, we have seen this before, once we find a diamond we give him the captain's role and his form eventually dips from its heights eg Vaughan, Botham etc.

I would not give Root captaincy and let him concentrate on his own game, however I believe he is vice-captain and will I'm sure be given the role eventually.

What are your thoughts?

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Re: Should Root be next in line to be Captain?

Post by Gooseberry on Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:39 pm

Yes assuming he still justifies selection, the only issue being it will probably end up being all 3 format if not at the same time i a fairly short period. The pressure on it him to not only be the senior run scorer in 3 formats but also put up with silly billy in the team  ad Murdoch "journalists" would be huge.

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Re: Should Root be next in line to be Captain?

Post by kingraf on Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:27 pm

Well, Root is the Golden Boy, after all. He's English cricket's wet dream. The niceness, and sensibilities of an Alastair Cook, with the chutzpah and match winningness of a KP. Too early to say if he'll be captain though. For one, he is only four years younger than Morgan and is only six years younger than Cook, who has 6-8 years left. At which point who knows what state English cricket will be. Maybe they'll be in disarray and need an experienced head to lead (a la Misbah), or someone who isn't damaged by whatever caused the disarray (a la Graeme Smith). Maybe it'll be a period of relative stability, where a 20-something can be blooded in (like Steven Smith, with the ODI side)
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Re: Should Root be next in line to be Captain?

Post by CaledonianCraig on Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:54 pm

At some point Joe Root will be England captain I reckon. He commands the respect of his team mates which is most important, is a very laid back bloke so that is a good trait to pass on to fellow teammates so for me it is just a matter of when and not if.
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Re: Should Root be next in line to be Captain?

Post by LivinginItaly on Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:34 am

One problem in modern test cricket is that the players don't get to play so much first class cricket. Hence potential England captains often have very little experience of captaining a team at a first class level. Once upon a time it was very likely that the England team would contain 3 or 4 county captains within the team. Today it seems the main criteria for selecting the captain is based upon the person's popularity within the team and with the establishment, a settled position within the team and the behaviour/reputation of the player from a PR perspective. Following this criteria it seems almost certain that Joe Root is next in line after Cook. However, we won't really know if he is captain material until he is given the job.

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Re: Should Root be next in line to be Captain?

Post by KO-KING on Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:03 pm

Not so sure about root as a captain, on field, Butler seems to be cook's right hand man, Butler always changes the field, and always the one in conversation between overs with Cook, Let Joe be a great batsman he should be.

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Re: Should Root be next in line to be Captain?

Post by alfie on Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:38 am

Fairly clear Root is seen as the next England captain ; but I wouldn't think there is any hurry to install him , especially in the light of England's Ashes win.
Cook - who has had a lot of criticism , only some of it justified - really looks to be improving in the role ; and seems to appreciate the lighter touch of Farbrace and Bayliss after the perhaps over-programmed approach favored by Flower and Moores as coaches.
Of course , he may decide he has had enough of the extra pressure and choose to abdicate while he is on a high ; but I'd be surprised. I imagine he will be rather enjoying leading this young and highly entertaining team , and be looking forward to the next challenges.
Root as VC and lead batsman seems plenty for now.

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