Captain Root

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Joined: April 2nd, 2014, 9:31 am

January 6th, 2017, 11:22 am #11

Am not sure Strauss is rushing Cook into making this decision. This "debrief" was always planned for after the Indian tour whether we'd won/draw or lost the series.
I think it's only natural that after Cook himself had talked of life after captaincy this is brought up in the de-brief.
I agree though, Cook to stay for the next 12 months.
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Joined: June 4th, 2015, 6:32 pm

January 7th, 2017, 10:05 am #12

I hope Cook sees through this summer as skipper as its not ideal timing for Root and I am sure Cook would prefer to go out on a high on the back of a home series win rather than an Indian thrashing. Of course next winter is the Ashes though and is that the right time to blood a new skipper?
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Joined: September 7th, 2015, 9:28 pm

February 6th, 2017, 10:01 am #13

Just been announced that Cook is stepping down as England captain.
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Joined: March 7th, 2014, 11:28 am

February 6th, 2017, 10:22 am #14

I know some people said that there was no particular rush for him to make a decision, but seems to me that it makes sense at least to consider the merits of the split captaincy and if you are going to do that then do it before the next ODI tournament. I would be surprised if they made any moves in that direction however.
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Joined: July 25th, 2015, 12:36 pm

February 6th, 2017, 10:43 am #15

So will Joe take the gauntlet ?
And Glenn McGrath dismissed for 2 just 98 runs short of his century.
Richie Benaud
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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 7:13 pm

February 6th, 2017, 11:31 am #16

If he's offered the captaincy will young Joe have to ask his parents before deciding?
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Joined: January 7th, 2017, 9:51 am

February 6th, 2017, 4:30 pm #17

"If he's offered the captaincy will young Joe have to ask his parents before deciding?"

He could do worse!
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Joined: September 7th, 2015, 9:28 pm

February 6th, 2017, 5:35 pm #18

Joe must be just a year or so younger than Cook when he took the captaincy.

I can't really see anybody else in the frame and, if he wants the job, it's his.

I like him and wish him well but there is no guarantee he will be any good at it.

Lots of great players make a hash of captaincy, but if you don't try you won't know.

Hope he has a thick skin, come to that I hope I have one too and don't take any criticism he may get too personally.
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Joined: June 4th, 2015, 6:32 pm

February 6th, 2017, 8:58 pm #19

Not many club sides can lay claim to producing two England skippers.
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Joined: August 21st, 2013, 7:47 pm

February 6th, 2017, 9:11 pm #20

For what its worth, he's a shoo-in and I think he'll do very well.

Good luck
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