Root’s decision comes after the 1-0 Test series defeat to West Indies last month,Joe Root resigns
LONDON: Joe Root is venturing down as England’s Test chief, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) reported on Friday.
Root’s choice comes after the 1-0 Test series rout to West Indies last month, and a 4-0 Ashes misfortune to Australia.
“In the wake of getting back from the Caribbean visit having the opportunity to reflect, I have chosen to venture down as England men’s Test skipper,” Root said.
“It has been the most difficult choice I have needed to make in my vocation
however having talked about this with my family and those nearest to me, I realize the timing is correct.
“I’m colossally glad to have captained my nation and will think back on the beyond five years with tremendous pride. It has been a distinction to have done the work and to have been a caretaker of what is the apex of English cricket.”
Root, 31, holds the record for the biggest number of wins as England’s Test commander, his 27 putting him one in front of Michael Vaughan and three in front of Alastair Cook and Andrew Strauss.
However, the beyond a year have been grim. In the wake of winning their initial three Tests of 2021, England have won only one since, losing 11 and drawing five of their beyond 17.
ECB CEO Tom Harrison said: “Joe plays been an uncommon part model during his residency, adjusting the requests of Test captaincy while proceeding to sparkle splendidly through his very own exhibitions.
“He has shown others how its done, and that has brought about more Test wins than some other England chief, close by various renowned series home and away triumphs.”Joe Root resigns