Change of Guard – Cook To Step Down?

After a disappointing midpoint in the India-England test series, Alastair Cook has questioned his position as England’s Test Captain. He has gone on record to admit that maybe Joe Root is indeed ready to succeed him for the position.

Cook has skippered the team since 2012 to mixed success however recently saw his team slump to an innings defeat as they lost four quick wickets for only 13 runs. The test also marked defeat for the English team in the test series giving a three to nothing lead to the home side.

The director of cricket, Andrew Strauss and Cook will be meeting up to discuss his role soon after the end of the current test series. Having gone on the record, commending Joe Root and his staggering run of form, he touts him heavily to captain England into the future.

“You can’t really prepare for what comes after. It is a simple case of either swimming or drowning”, Cook was reported as saying when asked about the experience required to captain the England team. He later added, “he is indeed ready in my opinion. Everyone respects him in the changing room and while he does not have much experience as a captain, he sure can do well”.

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