Ben Stokes has been selected skipper of the England Men’s Test group by the England and Wales Cricket Board. He succeeds Joe Root in turning into the 81st skipper of the England Men’s Test group. The ECB Interim Chair and Chief Executive Officer supported the arrangement on Tuesday evening following the proposal by the Managing Director of England Men’s Cricket, Rob Key.
Ben Stokes on the arrangement, Managing Director of England Men’s Cricket, Rob Key, said: “I had no faltering in offering the job of Test commander to Ben.
“He embodies the attitude and move toward we need to take this group forward into the following time of red-ball cricket. I’m happy that he has acknowledged, and he is prepared for the additional obligation and the honor. Ben Stokes completely merits the open door.”
Tom Harrison, ECB Chief Executive Officer, said: “I’m glad that Ben has consented to become England Men’s Test commander, which is one more incredible accomplishment in his phenomenal vocation in an England shirt.
“He minds profoundly and energetically about representing England and he will lead us into another time with incredible pride. It’s a significant summer for our Test side and Ben will I am certain relish the test before him and his group.”
Stirs up made his Test debut in December 2013 and has addressed his country on 79 events at this level. He was named bad habit commander in February 2017 and furthermore remained in as chief when Root was missing for the introduction of his second youngster in the late spring of 2020. The Durham star at present has 5,061 Test runs at a normal of 35.89. He has taken 174 wickets with the ball and is among the best all-rounders on the planet.
Britain Men’s Test Captain, Ben Stokes, added: “I’m respected to be allowed the opportunity to lead the England Test group. This is a genuine honor, and I’m amped up for beginning this mid year.
Ben Stokes gratitude toward Joe (Root) for all that he has accomplished for English Cricket and for continuously being an incredible minister for the game all over the world. He has been a huge piece of my advancement as a forerunner in the changing area, and he will keep on being a critical partner for me in this job.” Stokes will address news sources one week from now in Durham.