England locks in successor for Root as captain

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Ben Stokes has reportedly been offered the England Test captaincy, with his assignment arsenic Joe Root's successor to beryllium made authoritative connected Thursday nighttime (AEST).

England's caller managing manager of men's cricket, Rob Key, met with Stokes earlier this week, with the 30-year-old accepting the job.

Root resigned pursuing England's bid loss successful the West Indies past month, a effect that followed a 4-0 Ashes thrashing, with Australia coming wrong 1 wicket of a cleanable sweep.

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With the Test squad successful a authorities of chaos, Stokes was astir the lone viable replacement for Root.

The all-rounder has already captained England successful a Test match, having filled successful erstwhile Root was connected paternity permission successful 2020. England mislaid that lucifer to West Indies by 4 wickets.

His archetypal lucifer arsenic the full-time skipper volition beryllium against New Zealand successful June.

Ben Stokes volition win Joe Root arsenic England Test captain. (PA/AAP)

The Guardian reports Stokes supports a callback for accelerated bowling greats James Anderson and Stuart Broad, aft the brace were arguable omissions from the broadside that toured the Caribbean.

The presumption of manager remains up successful the aerial pursuing Chris Silverwood's resignation, with Australia's Simon Katich understood to beryllium 1 of those successful contention for the role.

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