England Cricket Team: Ben Stokes was on Thursday appointed as the captain of the England Test cricket team. Ben Stokes has been entrusted with this very pressing responsibility within a few months of his return from the game due to mental health reasons.
Ben Stokes replaced Joe Root as captain
Ben Stokes will replace Joe Root in the England Test cricket team, who stepped down two weeks ago. England’s team was able to register victory in only one of their last 17 Test matches. Root was the captain of England for five years. This is Rob Key’s first major decision. Former England Test batsman Rob was recently appointed as the Managing Director of men’s cricket in England. He has assumed the responsibility at a time when the national team is going through a difficult phase and does not even have a head coach.
Stokes ready to take on the captaincy
Robb said that he is sure that Stokes is ready to take on the burden of captaincy, while he spent most of 2021 away from cricket to focus on his health and recover from two finger operations. Being made the Test captain may mean that Stokes gets to play fewer ODIs and T20 matches.
Broad-Anderson will return
Announcing Stokes’ new role, Rob said veteran pacers James Anderson and Stuart Broad will also be available for selection. Anderson and Broad, two of the most successful bowlers in England’s Test history, were controversially left out of the squad for the recent West Indies tour.