ECB appoints Ben Stokes as England Men’s Test captain

Ben Stokes will be the 81st captain of the England Men's Test team. (Image : Ben Stokes' Twitter)

Ben Stokes will be the 81st captain of the England Men's Test team. (Image : Ben Stokes' Twitter)

Ben Stokes have been appointed as new test captain of England cricket team following the resignation of Joe Root.

“I’m respected to be allowed the opportunity to lead the England Test group. This is a genuine honor, and I’m amped up for getting everything rolling this mid year,” Stokes said.

“I need to express gratitude toward Joe (Root) for all that he has accomplished for English Cricket and for continuously being an extraordinary envoy for the game all over the world. He has been a gigantic piece of my advancement as an innovator in the changing area, and he will keep on being a vital partner for me in this job.”

Stirs up, who made his Test debut in December 2013, has played 79 red-ball games for England. He was named bad habit chief in February 2017 and furthermore remained in as commander when Root was missing for the introduction of his second kid in the late spring of 2020.

The Durham allrounder has scored 5061 Test runs at a normal of 35.89, and asserted 174 wickets with the ball.

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Stirs up’s arrangement, that will make him the 81st skipper of the England Men’s Test group, was supported on Tuesday evening by the ECB Interim Chair and Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison following the suggestion by the Managing Director of England Men’s Cricket, Rob Key.

“I had no dithering in offering the job of Test commander to Ben,” Key said. “He encapsulates the mindset and move toward we need to take this group forward into the following period of red-ball cricket. I’m happy that he has acknowledged, and he is prepared for the additional obligation and the honor. He completely merits the open door,” he added.

“I’m really glad that Ben has consented to become England Men’s Test commander, which is one more incredible accomplishment in his uncommon profession in an England shirt,” Harrison said. “He minds profoundly and energetically about representing England and he will lead us into another time with incredible pride. It’s a significant summer for our Test side and Ben will I am certain relish the test before him and his group.”

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