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Root relinquished England captaincy

England have won just one of their last 16 Tests. As a result of such performance of the team, the pressure on the captain Joe Root was also increasing. Eventually Root stepped aside on his own. Gave up the captaincy of England. The ECB said in a statement on Friday.

Root captained the team for five years. England have played 64 Tests under him. No other English captain has led the team in more Tests than him. Under Root, England have won 28 matches and lost 28 matches. The captain’s route is also unique in the number of wins and losses. . . . . .

The pressure on the route continued to come last year due to England’s performance. In the last year and a half, the team has played 18 Tests and won a total of 1 Test. Under that pressure, Root himself withdrew from the leadership.

“After returning from the West Indies tour, I have time to think about this,” Root said in a statement. It was then that I decided to step down as England’s Test captain. In my opinion, this was the most challenging decision of my entire career. I made this decision after consulting with people close to me. ‘

He left the captaincy. However, he said that he is not leaving cricket suddenly. After his departure, speculation has started about who will be the captain of England. Injured Ben Stokes and Joss Butler are on the list. The English will have to wait for a while to decide which of them will be the captain.

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