Sports Reporter He has given a flood of runs with the bat and has set one record after another. But with the failure of the team, everything has faded. Joe Root resigns as England’s Test captain Root’s failure sparked criticism from three former captains, Nasser Hussein, Michael Vaughan and Mike Atherton. This time they are demanding Ben Stokes to be the new captain. Although the star all-rounder said a few days ago, he is not thinking about leadership at all. But with the departure of the route, the situation has changed. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has to select a new person to take charge of the Tests. The names of Stuart Broad, Joss Butler, Rory Burns, James Vince are in the discussion but everyone is putting Stokes ahead.
Atherton, the first captain to lead England in 50 Tests, wants Stokes to be the new captain. He is very close to the route. And it will be easier for Stokes to accept the offer as Root leaves the leadership on his own. Cullen’s team is in bad shape in the Tests. No one could confirm their position with the performance. After the Ashes, stars like James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Jos Butler have been dropped. Rory Burns and James Vince could not take advantage of the opportunity due to talent. That’s why Stokes is the first choice of 2005 Ashes-winning captain Michael Vaughan. Ben Stokes’ cricketing prowess is great, he will give his all and surely he will be able to earn the respect of all the cricketers around him.
Stokes was once widely criticized for his behavior and discipline. He has overcome that problem. England won the World Cup for the first time in 2019. Stokes, of New Zealand descent, played the role of Superman at bat. But now the main doubt about making him the captain is his mental state. The 30-year-old all-rounder took an indefinite break from cricket last July due to emotional contributions. There are also injury problems. During the break, he underwent a second operation on his finger. He has been suffering from knee problems since last month. Former captain Nasser Hussein believes the ECB should make a decision after open discussions with Stokes. England’s next series is a two-match Test series against New Zealand in early June. So there is still some time to pick a new captain.