Peter Moores-Joe Root
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Joe Root has endured a tough time since his team lost the Test series against England. After the first two drawn Tests, West Indies won the third Test in Grenada to win the series 1-0. Since the loss, various former England cricketers are asking Root to step down from his position. 

Former England captains, Michael Vaughan, Michael Atherton and Nasser Hussain have all criticised Joe Root for the way the team has played under his tutelage. Vaughan went to the extent of saying that Root has done his best effort for the team and now should consider giving up on Test captaincy. 

Michael Atherton-Nasser Hussain
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Now, former England coach Peter Moores has suggested whom he thinks should replace Root as the next England captain. Moores has backed Stuart Broad to take up England Test captaincy. Moores further said that Broad is a good tactician of the game. 

Peter Moores Backs Stuart Broad To Replace Joe Root

Stuart Broad and Joe Root for England. Photo- Twitter
Stuart Broad and Joe Root for England. Photo- Twitter

 “If Stuart got given a job like that on a short-term basis he wouldn’t let anyone down. He’s a good tactician, he’s captained the Twenty20 side before and he knows the game inside out and back to front,” said Moores on Broad. 

“He’s a passionate Englishman who loves playing so if he ever got that role I think he’d get stuck in and do a good job. It’s come a bit out of the blue and I think he’ll do what he always does and make sure he’s ready so if he gets the nod to play or do anything for England he’ll be ready to go,” Moores further added.

I Am Very Passionate About This Team: Joe Root

Joe Root
Joe Root. Credits: Twitter

Previously Root had spoken about how passionately he felt about the team and wanted to continue as Test captain

“I think I’ve made it quite clear how I feel about this team. I’m very passionate. I feel I’ve got the support of the men behind me to take the team forward. That’s not changed at all. I feel like the group are very much behind me. I know this is a results-based business but it does not feel like we are far away from turning results,” Root said. 

Joe Root has led England in 64 Tests, winning 27 games and losing 26 games in the process. 

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.