Ben Stokes Named England's New Test Captain

By H.JanGra April  28, 2022

All-rounder Ben Stokes was on Thursday named the captain of England's men's Test team by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

he development comes after Joe Root resigned from the post earlier this month after a spate of losses, which included a 0-4 thrashing in the Ashes at the hands of Australia.

England are at the bottom of the points table of the current cycle of ICC Test Championship.

He succeeds Joe Root in becoming the 81st captain of the England Men's Test team

The ECB Interim Chair and Chief Executive Officer approved the appointment on Tuesday evening following the recommendation by the Managing Director of England Men's Cricket, Rob Key," ECB  said in its official release.

Among Stokes' big challenges will be to try and win the postponed fifth Test match against India in July this year to avoid a first home series defeat versus India in 15 years.

Despite the recent losses, Root left the job as England's most successful Test captain. Root captained England in 64 Tests, winning 27 and losing 26 of them. All of these are records for an England captain.

His win percentage of 42.18 is second only to that of Michael Vaughan (50.98) among those who have led England in 50 or more Tests.

Commenting on the appointment, Managing Director of England Men's Cricket, Rob Key, said: "I had no hesitation in offering the role of Test captain to Ben.

I am delighted that Ben has agreed to become England Men's Test captain, which is another great achievement in his extraordinary career in an England shirt.

I am honoured to be given the chance to lead the England Test team. This is a real privilege, and I'm excited about getting started this summ