Ben Stokes named England’s new Check captain: Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton again appointment


Stokes succeeds Joe Root within the function, after assembly new managing director of males’s cricket Rob Key earlier within the week; 30-year-old mentioned in a press release he was “honoured” to develop into captain, whereas additionally thanking Root for the “large half” he performed in his improvement as a frontrunner

Final Up to date: 28/04/22 6:01pm



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A glance again at a few of Ben Stokes’ sensational bowling performances – together with his 6-36 towards Australia in 2015 and his 6-22 towards West Indies in 2017.

A glance again at a few of Ben Stokes’ sensational bowling performances – together with his 6-36 towards Australia in 2015 and his 6-22 towards West Indies in 2017.

Former England captains Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton react to Ben Stokes being named as Joe Root’s successor and talk about how he may also help deliver success again to the Check crew…

‘England have winner answerable for Check crew’

Sky Sports activities’ Nasser Hussain:

“I believe Stokes is the most suitable choice. He has been vice-captain for 4 or 5 years and has an enormous aurora and persona about him.

“You look to some folks around the globe; Mike Brearley, Mahela Jayawardene, Ian Chappell of late have all mentioned ‘Ben Stokes is your man, make this man your captain’.

“Anybody who is aware of Ben is aware of that the one one factor he has ever been obsessed with is England successful. He places himself secondary to England successful. We’ve a winner answerable for our Check crew and he might be doing all the things to verify we win each Check match we play.

Former England captain and Sky Sports Cricket pundit Nasser Hussain agrees that Ben Stokes is the best candidate to lead the Test team and his advice is to do it his own way.

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Former England captain and Sky Sports activities Cricket pundit Nasser Hussain agrees that Ben Stokes is the most effective candidate to steer the Check crew and his recommendation is to do it his personal method.

Former England captain and Sky Sports activities Cricket pundit Nasser Hussain agrees that Ben Stokes is the most effective candidate to steer the Check crew and his recommendation is to do it his personal method.

“I’ve heard folks say ‘do not make Ben Stokes captain as a result of he is your finest participant’, however Joe Root was our greatest participant and it had a constructive impression on his batting.

“His batting went from energy to energy up to now couple of years – he has been the most effective Check batsman on the planet whereas captaining a facet that have been imploding, so it did not impression Joe as a batter.

“I hold listening to about Andrew Flintoff and Ian Botham and the way they did not take to captaincy, however Imran Khan and Kapil Dev and Shaun Pollock and Tony Greig and other people like that – there have been folks with excessive workloads who’ve executed okay at captaincy.

Managing Director of England Men’s Cricket, Rob Key says that Ben Stokes was the stand-out candidate to become Test captain and the timing was right to appoint the all-rounder.

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Managing Director of England Males’s Cricket, Rob Key says that Ben Stokes was the stand-out candidate to develop into Check captain and the timing was proper to nominate the all-rounder.

Managing Director of England Males’s Cricket, Rob Key says that Ben Stokes was the stand-out candidate to develop into Check captain and the timing was proper to nominate the all-rounder.

“We’ve to guage Ben Stokes by Ben Stokes’ requirements and never by earlier all-rounders who’ve captained the England cricket crew.

“You are solely judged in your outcomes. His job is just not about management expertise and man-management, his job is to win video games of cricket, it is so simple as that.

“England have received one in all their final 17 video games and his job is to come back in, flip round that dressing room and make England right into a successful dressing room, or at the least a facet that does not roll over and lose as simply because it has executed.

“I’ve seen Ben across the England crew for the final nonetheless a few years and I can let you know that there is no one who works tougher at their sport and their health. He needs to get his facet over the road and does all the things he can for his crew and team-mates.

“Even in his announcement, he wasn’t going to take this captaincy with out mentioning Root. If Root hadn’t resigned as captain, I am undecided Stokes would’ve gone for this job. He’s so loyal to Root.

“Each single member of that cricket crew might be completely thrilled that Ben is taking up. “

Durham head coach James Franklin says that Ben Stokes' appointment as England Test captain is not only a proud day for him but also for the county.

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Durham head coach James Franklin says that Ben Stokes’ appointment as England Check captain is just not solely a proud day for him but additionally for the county.

Durham head coach James Franklin says that Ben Stokes’ appointment as England Check captain is just not solely a proud day for him but additionally for the county.

‘Stokes the apparent alternative’

Sky Sports activities’ Michael Atherton:

“I believe we’re excellent in England at overcomplicating issues and making life harder than it should be. There are solely two gamers for the time being who’re assured their place within the facet.

“One is Joe Root, who has simply stood down from the captaincy, and the opposite is Ben Stokes, who was the apparent alternative.

Former England captain Michael Atherton believes Ben Stokes is the obvious choice to replace Joe Root as England test captain.

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Former England captain Michael Atherton believes Ben Stokes is the apparent alternative to switch Joe Root as England check captain.

Former England captain Michael Atherton believes Ben Stokes is the apparent alternative to switch Joe Root as England check captain.

“Stokes has confirmed to be an inspirational cricketer through the years. He’ll lead from the entrance and the gamers will observe him. He has obtained nice respect there as a cricketer and as a person.

“At 30 years of age it is a good time, as he isn’t too younger or too outdated and needs to be within the prime years of his profession, so it was an easy alternative for my part.

“The function of the previous captain, each from private expertise and from being round those that have had to return into the ranks, is once you give the captaincy away, you are fairly blissful to provide the duty of constructing selections away.

“You simply wish to go and revel in your cricket, rating runs in case you’re a batsman and take wickets in case you’re a bowler.

“Equally, the best way I did it with Nasser [Hussain] and Stewy [Alec Stewart] is to say ‘I am right here in case you want me, you are going to get my full assist. If you would like any recommendation I am right here to provide it, however I ain’t going to be treading in your toes. It is your crew now and you must go and do it in your individual method’.

“Being useful with out getting in the best way is the best way to deal with it if I am providing any recommendation to Joe Root, not that he essentially would take it!

“Stokes will clearly be his personal man. He has the chance to form that crew now and take it in a distinct course.”

Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton have been talking on Sky Sports activities Information.



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