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Don't think there were any other obvious candidate now Broad and Anderson have departed as nobody else can be sure of their place after the last three test debacles in India, Australia and West Indies. 

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Here we go again, let's make our best player the captain because we no longer recognise leadership and tactical expertise to be requirements of the captaincy. I like Root and I like Stokes but neither will ever make great captains. Vaughan and Atherton were captain material, Stokes not so much, Root not at all.

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1 hour ago, Bill said:

Here we go again, let's make our best player the captain because we no longer recognise leadership and tactical expertise to be requirements of the captaincy. I like Root and I like Stokes but neither will ever make great captains. Vaughan and Atherton were captain material, Stokes not so much, Root not at all.

Not sure who else could be considered as the current crop are either inexperinced youngsters, or those who are in then out of the team like Crawley and Pope. Bairstow i feel has had his day, not sure who else would be a contender as the 3 fast bowlers are always injured (Stone, Archer & Robinson) and not sure Woakes or Foakes are sure of their places either. Not sure we have a steady, reliable leader in the squad?

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1 hour ago, ChelseaBoy said:

Not sure who else could be considered as the current crop are either inexperinced youngsters, or those who are in then out of the team like Crawley and Pope. Bairstow i feel has had his day, not sure who else would be a contender as the 3 fast bowlers are always injured (Stone, Archer & Robinson) and not sure Woakes or Foakes are sure of their places either. Not sure we have a steady, reliable leader in the squad?

I agree, there's no one who leaps out from the current squad as an obvious captain. I just think that's part of the problem, either they just don't exist, which I find impossible to believe, or people who might be leaders just never get near the squad. Whatever you choose to believe, it's clear the county system isn't producing what the test side needs ... or the right people are not getting a chance. Why for instance has Eoin Morgan been condemned to the ODI side when he's clearly been the obvious England captain across all the codes. 

 

 

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51 minutes ago, Bill said:

I agree, there's no one who leaps out from the current squad as an obvious captain. I just think that's part of the problem, either they just don't exist, which I find impossible to believe, or people who might be leaders just never get near the squad. Whatever you choose to believe, it's clear the county system isn't producing what the test side needs ... or the right people are not getting a chance. Why for instance has Eoin Morgan been condemned to the ODI side when he's clearly been the obvious England captain across all the codes. 

 

 

Morgan turned it down, or said he wasn't interested during an interview - although I'm not sure he was ever actually offered it. 

 

I don't know enough to disagree with you, but a few have been saying that Stokes has a good cricket brain, praising his tactical decisions when he's been in charge when Root was missing.

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Rob Keys being appointed... I don't know the title, but that's a left-field appointment.

 

Keys was an entertaining pundit, but I don't know how that translates into his new position?

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3 hours ago, Rousseau said:

Rob Keys being appointed... I don't know the title, but that's a left-field appointment.

 

Keys was an entertaining pundit, but I don't know how that translates into his new position?

He was quite a good batsman and has years of experience with Kent. Head coach will be the important post.

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