Last Update on: March 30th, 2022 at 11:48 am
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has had his say on Joe Root’s future as England’s Test skipper. England lost the Test series against West Indies 1-0 as the hosts won the third and final Test in Grenada. Root has had a tough time as England captain in the series against India, followed by the Ashes series loss and now the loss against West Indies.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Michael Vaughan said that he believes that Joe Root should not continue any longer as England Test captain. England have won only one Test in their last 17 under Root’s leadership.
Joe Root Has Taken It As Far As He Can: Michael Vaughan
“He’s taken it as far as he possibly can. “If he rings me in the next week and asks for some advice I’ll be dead honest – I’d tell him to step down. Will England be any worse off not having him as a captain? I don’t think they would, because they are going to get his runs and a senior player. They’ll get a great role model – I don’t think there is a better role model in English cricket.” Vaughan told BBC Radio 5 Live.
England are without a Director of Cricket and a head coach since the sacking of Chris Silverwood and Ashley Giles. Andrew Strauss and Paul Collingwood have taken up interim roles for the West Indies series.
“I wouldn’t want the new director of cricket or head coach to sack him – he’s deserved the right to go on his own ground” Vaughan further said on Root.
Joe Root, however, was confident enough while he admitted that he was eager to continue as Test captain despite the series loss against Wets Indies.
“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.
Root has led England in 64 Tests, winning 27 games and losing 26 games in the process.