Test captain for the winter

It’s clear that Root is an average leader at best. But who are the options?

Stokes - inspiring clearly, but has enough on his plate
Broad - the old bowler argument. Would review owt
Anderson - 37
Buttler - far from guaranteed a game

What would you do? I haven’t got a fecking clue
 
Burns maybe, I'd consider giving it to Jos if he was given the gloves but he shouldn't really be part of any future plans as a specialist batsman
 
It’s clear that Root is an average leader at best. But who are the options?

Stokes - inspiring clearly, but has enough on his plate
Broad - the old bowler argument. Would review owt
Anderson - 37
Buttler - far from guaranteed a game

What would you do? I haven’t got a fecking clue
Due to the lack of candidates Root may end up keeping it.
Even during previous poor test team era's there was always a couple of options available.
 

ManBearPig82

Reserve Squad
Think England need to be careful with what it is doing to Root's game. Think we should pick someone else for the winter and see how they do.

Strauss, Vaughan & Morgan wernt long terms picks they just got given the jobs and did well.
 
It's a real conundrum for England as Root isn't a very good captain and his form has dipped slightly since being given the captaincy. I wouldn't want to burden Stokes and I don't feel Buttler should be in the team. A few weeks ago I advocated Anderson for a year, similar to how the Windies give it to Walsh before Lara, just for a steady pair of hands in the interim, looking back I don't feel that's the right option now.

Burns could be someone in the wings but it's too early IMO.

Basically Root will have to stay on by the virtue of there being no one else but the selectors need to be planning his replacement in the background.
 

ManBearPig82

Reserve Squad
52 to 40 is big drop in the averages. Even if there's not the perfect fit for Captain I'd give it to someone else now, he's too important as a batsman. I think Cook's career was cut down by a couple of years because of the effect the captaincy had on his game that he never recovered from.
 

mackembhoy

Striker
Not a hope in hell they will take it off him. But we have to and stokes is the best option.

He's our best batsman by a country mile and we can't afford a player that was batting at 52s to now be batting at 40.
 

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