Who is your choice as next England captain?

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Moeen Ali
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Jonathan Bairstow
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8%
Ian Bell
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17%
Stuart Broad
1
8%
Jos Buttler
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Eoin Morgan
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Kevin Pietersen
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17%
Joe Root
4
33%
Ben Stokes
1
8%
Chris Woakes
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8%
 
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Re: Who is your choice as next England captain?

Postby Gingerfinch » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:41 am

No surprises here. Root to be the new skipper.
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Re: Who is your choice as next England captain?

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:45 pm

CMS get it right again!
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Re: Who is your choice as next England captain?

Postby Gingerfinch » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:50 pm

Stokes as vc. Northern biased!
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Re: Who is your choice as next England captain?

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:53 pm

Christchurch is on the south island...
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Re: Who is your choice as next England captain?

Postby Gingerfinch » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:55 pm

Fair enough, you've got me there, Arthur!
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Re: Who is your choice as next England captain?

Postby Making_Splinters » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:25 pm

England will have to be very careful with Root's workload from here on out. He's an automatic pick in all three formats after all.

I often wonder how much say the Captain gets in the squad for a Series / Test. I doubt Root will bring anything new to England, his success as a Captain will very much depend on whether Hameed and Jennings push on and if England can solve the spin problem. It will also be interesting to see if he keeps batting at 3 now he's in charge.
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Re: Who is your choice as next England captain?

Postby Alviro Patterson » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:26 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:Christchurch is on the south island...


I thought Christchurch is in Dorset :halo:
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Re: Who is your choice as next England captain?

Postby Gingerfinch » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:28 pm

I'd be tempted to take him out of the 20/20 stuff, as we seem to have an abundance of batting talent in this format.
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Re: Who is your choice as next England captain?

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:47 pm

Hardly matters though, there are so few and there are no T20 only tours apart from the WC. And maybe it's not reasonable to potentially shut off the possibility of him treading the T20 circuit some time in the future. It'd mean more to give him a tour or home series off every year.
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Re: Who is your choice as next England captain?

Postby Alviro Patterson » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:14 pm

From a workload point of view, Root missing the home ODI series against West Indies ahead of The Ashes and tour of New Zealand is one option. Another window of rest is the Twenty20 tri-series between Aus/Eng/NZ in February 2018.

Looking at the Future Tours Programme, England look to be busy from May 2017 to November 2018. Though after touring Sri Lanka there is a near two month break before touring the West Indies in late January 2019.

I suspect any period of rest from Root is any one off T20is and lesser availability for Yorkshire.
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Re: Who is your choice as next England captain?

Postby Making_Splinters » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:24 pm

I suppose there is also a question about how this effects the ODI Test team balance. With Cook as Captain of the Test side and Morgan as Captain of the ODI side there was little confusion that they were separate projects, neither was likely to have any say or part in the other's sphere of influence. Now with Root as Captain of the Test side and a key part of the ODI side will that continue? If Root is going to be in there seeing the ODI players close up does it reopen the prospect of the ODI side being a proving ground for Test players?
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Re: Who is your choice as next England captain?

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:30 pm

There will be some separation of captaincy. Buttler is the captain in waiting in LOIs. Otherwise the link is already in place at coaching level.
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Re: Who is your choice as next England captain?

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:32 pm

Apart from being inevitable, I'm reasonably content with Root as skipper. I wonder about Stokes though, who seems to be continually in verbal and emotional conflict with the opposition, and rarely seems to come out on top. I'm guessing that a lot of the decision had something to do with the profile of England and how it can be sold. Stokes in fact says he doesn't have any interest in doing the captaincy job. Though maybe he just didn't want to appear to be after Cook's position. Going on how they express their thoughts and conduct themselves, I suggest have a punt on Woakes or Moeen.
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Re: Who is your choice as next England captain?

Postby GarlicJam » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:24 pm

it has started already, Arthur. Just saw a comment on how England got themselves a root on Valentine's day (which it is here).
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Re: Who is your choice as next England captain?

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:03 pm

Fred Root played in the Ashes of 1926, so we may have heard all of this before. Apparently he bowled an early version of Bodyline. England won the Ashes 1-0.
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