Captain Root

Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

08 Feb 2017, 19:50 #21

I have to agree that he should be a shoo-in but I think the way it is being handled is less than ideal. Not so much a vote of confidence in Joe, more an admission that they can't think of anyone else.

When Strauss resigned Cook was named as the new captain within about 10 minutes, certainly at the same press conference.

listened to the BBC cricket show last night looking for alternatives, which didn't need to happen.

They did agree it had to be Root eventually, except for Swann who seems to think Root is just a cheeky chappy, George Formby I think.

Out of interest.

Vaughan suggested Buttler!!
Swann went with Broad.
Collingwood unsurprisingly went with Stokes.

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Joined: 04 Jun 2015, 18:32

08 Feb 2017, 20:54 #22

Vaughan suggestion just sums him up when he picks a bloke not even in the team other than as a last resort in an overseas tour when three other batsmen have been injured or failed abysmally. Apart from the three tests in India how much four day or longer cricket has Jos played - and would he drop Bairstow too if making Buttler skipper?
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Joined: 03 Sep 2014, 13:34

09 Feb 2017, 23:10 #23

Would Buttler happen to be managed by the same marketing agency as Vaughan, by any chance?
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

10 Feb 2017, 08:37 #24

King Strauss making a role for himself!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/38929267

Well at least Buttler didn't make the short list.

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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

10 Feb 2017, 08:54 #25

Amazing and amusing that Broad and Stokes are on the list. Broad acts like a petulant little schoolboy when he does not get his way and spits his dummy out, while Stokes has such a temper on him that will consistently get him into trouble and has not an ounce of "bottle". How they can even be considered as England captains is beyond me.
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Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 09:31

10 Feb 2017, 09:01 #26

"Stokes has such a temper on him that will consistently get him into trouble"

any yet only one of Stokes and Root has been in an actual fight with an opposition player.

I must've listened to a different show to others on here. The one I listened to had Vaughan recommending Buttler as ODI captain, after Morgan, and Collingwood recommending Stokes as vice captain to Root in the test team.
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Joined: 06 May 2015, 12:10

10 Feb 2017, 09:42 #27

Is it your view that Stokes is more reliable and less volatile than Root, EYT? Just to be clear.
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Joined: 07 Aug 2014, 16:58

10 Feb 2017, 10:01 #28

That's correct, Buttler was touted as one day captain to take the pressure off Root. A very sensible suggestion considering he's the first name on the one day team sheet. I wouldn't have a problem with Stokes as vice captain, although if he did stand in for Root, there's no guarantee there won't be a diplomatic incident! Let's not kid ourselves that Root is an angel on the field though....
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Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 09:31

10 Feb 2017, 10:03 #29

Is it your view that Stokes is more reliable and less volatile than Root, EYT? Just to be clear.
Not quite sure what you mean by "more reliable" but I was just stating a fact. Ben Stokes has certainly been involved in a few interesting incidents in the past but he is still only 25 and I'd certainly hope and believe that the added responsibility of leadership roles within the set up would help him mature further. To accuse someone, who at 21 years of age stood up to Mitchell Johnson at Perth and scored a 100 whilst older, more senior players crumbled around him of having "no bottle" is also an interesting take on him!

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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

10 Feb 2017, 10:03 #30

Is it your view that Stokes is more reliable and less volatile than Root, EYT? Just to be clear.
That might explain a lot EYT.

The discussion on Cook's replacement took place from minute 37 to about 50. I suggest you listen again.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04s6ynd
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