Ben Stokes become New England Captain: Ben Stokes, one of the world’s deadliest all-rounders, has been made the new captain of England. Stokes changes the course of the match in a few balls. He is famous for his slayer bowling and dashing batting.
Ben Stokes appointed captain
England performed very poorly under the captaincy of Joe Root. In the last 17 Test matches, England could win only one. After this, Joe Root resigned from the captaincy. In the World Test Championship (WTC) points table, England is at the bottom 10th position. Now Ben Stokes has been made the captain in place of Root. 30-year-old Ben Stokes has won many matches for England on his own.
Ben Stokes named England Men’s Test captain: England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB)
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Team’s vice-captain since 2017
Ben Stokes made his Test debut for England in 2013 and scored 5061 runs in 79 Test matches. At the same time, also took 174 wickets. In the year 2017, he was made the vice-captain. Ben Stokes is one of the best all-rounders in the world. Stokes has also captained a Test match in the absence of Joe Root. After becoming the captain, Ben Stokes said that it is a matter of pride for me to lead the England team. I am fully prepared to lead the team this summer.
ECB itself announced
England Cricket Board director Rob Kay said, ‘I had no hesitation in offering Ben Stokes the role of Test captain. We want him to take the England team to the next era in red ball cricket. I am glad that Bane has accepted the captaincy offer. He is ready for this responsibility and respect.