Joe Root's England captaincy is better than his critics contend - it would be daft to curtail it or clip his wings now

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Author 2019-09-19 10:30:00

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Sky has been running a series of insightful, extended interviews during the summer with captains of various stripes. Six of the nine subjects of Captain’s Log have led England but each share a common sentiment, that the captaincy was secondary to their ambitions as players.

All acknowledged that it had been a source of pride, most of them recognising it retrospectively, yet only David Gower said that he felt his life would have been diminished by its absence. The rest spoke of their drive to establish themselves as Test batsmen and for their exploits to help win matches. Proving themselves...

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