WI vs ENG: Former England captain Michael Vaughan reckons that Joe Root might be playing his last Test match as captain. Joe Root was recently involved in the Test series against West Indies.
England locked horns with West Indies in the three-match Test series. The first and second Test ended in a draw as both teams pushed each other beyond their limits.
However, as far as the Test series decider is concerned, West Indies switched gears at the right time and defeated the England cricket team at National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada.
West Indies comfortable won the game by 10 wickets and won the series by 1-0. Earlier, West Indies got the better of England in the five-match T20I series as they won the series by 3-2.
Under Joe Root’s Test captaincy, England haven’t really made a difference since the last year. They surrendered at the hands of the Australian cricket team in the four-match Ashes series.
Australia inflicted a 4-0 humiliation on the depleted England cricket team. When the England side travelled to the Caribbean islands, everyone expected them to turn things around. However, that wasn’t the case as they lost the series.
WI vs ENG: Michael Vaughan feels this could be Joe Root’s last Test match as captain
Former England captain Michael Vaughan reckons this could be Joe Root’s last Test as captain. Earlier Root dropped a hint that he could be asked to step down from the Test captaincy slot.
Michael Vaughan echoed that Root has been the captain for such a long time. He further added that Root’s chapter as Test captain would come to an end. “I just feel that this could be his last Test match as captain.
“I can just see it in his face, I’ve been in that position. When it goes, and he’s been the captain for such a long period of time, it might just starting to come to an end for him,” Vaughan said while speaking on BT Sport.
“I think I’m the right man to take the team forward. But, if the head coach comes in and thinks differently, that’s fine, that’s their decision,” England Test captain Joe Root was quoted by Mirror.
“I’m a massive England fan. I just want to see us do well. So I’ll keep doing everything I can to make us as good as we can be and if that means in time I’m no longer in this position, I’ll still do everything I can to help this team and to try to take us to be the best team in the world. That will never change,” he added.
England cricket team are currently stuttering in the ICC World Test Championship points table (2021-23). They are at the bottom of the points table with just one win. England lost as many as 7 games and they still have a mountain to climb in red ball cricket.