British all-rounder Ben Stokes has been named the new men’s Test captain by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), confirmed on its official website on Thursday. Meanwhile, the 81st captain of England’s men’s cricket team has been approved by the ECB’s interim president and chief executive on the recommendation of England’s managing director Rob Key, England’s versatile Ben Stokes, to become England’s men’s cricketer. Ben Stokes has been hailed as the epitome of what England needs to change after Rob Case has confirmed him as the team’s new captain in Rob Case’s first public appearance as director of men’s cricket.
England appointed Ben Stokes as their new Test captain following the resignation of Joe Roots earlier this month. On the appointment of a new board captain, England chief executive Rob Key said: “I have no problem offering a unique role to the well-rounded Ben Stokes. This summer is an essential summer for the Men’s Test Team. British all-rounder Ben Stokes will be the ECB’s chief executive officer’s choice captain, who is sure to relish the challenge ahead of him and his team,” added Harrison. ECB CEO Tom Harrison spoke of his “joy” that Ben Stokes became New England test captain, calling it “another great achievement in his distinguished career in England”.
After his good friend, Ben Stokes, was named England Test captain on Thursday, former skipper Joe Root pledged to be with him “every step of the way.” Stokes, 30, who acted as Root’s lieutenant, was the clear favourite to take over a failing squad that had won just one of their previous 17 Test matches. “Always got each other’s backs,” Root tweeted. “Congratulations, mate, I’ll be right with you every step of the way.”
Rob Keyes described his decision to appoint Ben Stokes as Joe Roots’ successor as “easy” and promised that England, the latest World Testing entrant after a winless winter, would return to play against the strongest XI in the game. A lot about choice. The appointment was highly anticipated, especially since right-handed striker Joe Root stepped down from the position following England’s three-game loss to the West Indies in March. England will also play India and South Africa in Test cricket this summer, said Ben Stokes, as he aims to correct England’s men’s Test team’s poor performance in the summer.
Stokes’ first match in command will be England’s encounter against New Zealand, his birthplace, in the first Test of a three-match series beginning on June 2 at Lord’s. In actuality, Stokes is both a great and intriguing choice. Nothing is certain. England is still poor at Test cricket. The skipper is 30 years old and unconcerned about his personal fitness. However, this is an auspicious match.