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    Cricket - Joe root steps down

    In no other game in my opinion can a captain have such a huge influence on a game it is a really tough job. Not only the 5 days on the pitch but also the backroom and media stuff. Test match cricket is a real test. I hope it remains so. Who is next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scientificred View Post
    In no other game in my opinion can a captain have such a huge influence on a game it is a really tough job. Not only the 5 days on the pitch but also the backroom and media stuff. Test match cricket is a real test. I hope it remains so. Who is next?
    I hope it isn't Stokes. But the problem we have is that Root and Stokes aside, nobody else is guaranteed a regular place in the side nevermind being long-term captain.

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    Some talk about Broad taking it on short term, having not long returned from mental health issues, I don't think Stokes should go anywhere near it
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    It just about sums up the thinking of the ECB.. they don't play either Anderson or Broad in the West-Indies then bring back Broad to be captain (if it happens) They may consider Bairstow.. Otherwise sod knows whos getting it
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    Quote Originally Posted by jozza800 View Post
    I hope it isn't Stokes. But the problem we have is that Root and Stokes aside, nobody else is guaranteed a regular place in the side nevermind being long-term captain.
    Oh dear...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jozza800 View Post
    I hope it isn't Stokes. But the problem we have is that Root and Stokes aside, nobody else is guaranteed a regular place in the side nevermind being long-term captain.
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    Oh dear...
    Never had a doubt...

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    That pair of gingernuts turned that around quite spectacularly!
    Mind you NZ should never have lost either of those tests considering the very first innings in both tests. They threw a lot of wickets away needlessly.

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    Stuart Broad has had a brain fart today, test match versus India.
    35 runs off one over - amazing.
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    There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief

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    Test match v SA was a proper test match. I hope test match cricket does not bow to the oneday format!

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