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Root set to receive captaincy role


26-year old Joe Root is set to receive Test captain’s duty after Alastair Cook stepped down in the last week. An official announcement will be made on Monday by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). [Read in Bangla: জাতীয় দলে নতুন ভূমিকায় রুট]

Root along with Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad were called by team director Andrew Strauss for interviews. It’s confirmed that the Yorkshire-lad is set to become England’s 80th Test captain. All-rounder Stokes is likely to be named vice-captain.

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Root has scored 4594 runs in 53 Test matches for England. He was Cook’s deputy in Tests, still remains vice-captain in limited overs games. His first assignment as Test captain will be against South Africa for four Tests, followed by three Tests against West Indies and Ashes tour in 2017.

Cook had resigned as Test captain in last week after his side failed in the India tour in November-December 2016. He ended up as the most experienced England captain of all.

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-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com

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