Ben Stokes is obvious choice to lead England Test team: Former captains | Cricket News – Times of India


LONDON: Star all-rounder Ben Stokes has a “sensible cricket mind” and is the “apparent” option to take over as England Take a look at captain following the exit of Joe Root, in accordance with former captains Michael Vaughan and Nasser Hussain.
Root on Friday stepped down from captaincy, ending his five-year tenure after going through criticism following England’s 0-4 Ashes defeat in opposition to Australia and 0-1 collection loss to West Indies.

“I do not see anybody else who might take the place and be assured of their place within the aspect,” Vaughan instructed the BBC.
“In Ben Stokes, you’ve gotten clearly bought somebody who has bought a wise cricket mind, he will give it all the things, he’s actually going to have the respect of the gamers round him.”
Hussain, who led England from 1999-2003, additionally backed Stokes to take over as Take a look at captain.
“For me the apparent candidate is Ben Stokes. (He) Stokes has finished some phenomenal issues as a cricketer and has a really sensible cricket mind. He confirmed that in World Cup last, he confirmed that at Headingley…He confirmed that when he is taken over often from Joe Root,” Hussain was quoted as saying in skysports.com.
“Folks say, ‘Oh, Ben Stokes’, have you learnt what occurred to Flintoff and Botham? Ben Stokes is just not Flintoff and he isn’t Botham, do not decide him by how different folks have finished.”
Stokes had taken a break from cricket final yr to deal with psychological well-being and Hussain feels it will be important that he’s in the proper place mentally as captaincy can take a toll.
“The tough factor for Stokes is the purpose I made concerning the toll it takes on you as a captain. It’s important to be in the proper place mentally and bodily,” he stated.

Hussain, nonetheless, stated Stuart Broad is also an choice in case Stokes is just not up for it.
“If Stokes is just not in the proper place, then short-term Stuart Broad has a wonderful cricket mind, is an actual fighter, an actual competitor, and he is bought a degree to show after what’s occurred in the previous few months and we all know what Broad is like when he is bought a degree to show.
Pat Cummins has led Australia as a bowler brilliantly, so within the brief time period, I can see Broad doing an analogous factor.”
One other former captain Michael Atherton, who led England from 1993 to 1998, additionally picked Stokes for the highest job.
“You have to choose any person who’s value his place within the aspect. I feel the times are lengthy gone the place you can have a Mike Brearley-type determine, who would not essentially be a first-choice choose.
“Simply due to the scrutiny, you could be value your home within the aspect, so Ben Stokes is the apparent candidate.”
“The one nice defining attribute of Ben Stokes is loyalty, and he is very loyal to Joe Root as his quantity two, and superb buddies with him. He’ll really feel lots simpler about accepting the job, if certainly it comes his method.”


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