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Root must follow in his rivals’ footsteps to succeed as captain

England’s defeat at the hands of India over the winter signalled the end of an era as Alastair Cook resigned the Test captaincy. The..

May 8, 2017 with 0 Comments

Is Joe Root the right man for the job?

(Photo: Getty Images) By Harvey Burgess No sooner had reports emerged that Alastair Cook’s desire to continue with the England captaincy..

February 15, 2017 with 0 Comments

Do bowlers get overlooked as England captain because of the old class system?

Derek Pringle offers some intriguing thoughts about why batsmen are almost invariably appointed to the top England job Andrew Strauss was..

February 14, 2017 with 0 Comments

Martin Johnson column – England captains always end up in a stew

It’s not easy being a leader, a thought which doubtless occurred to the other Captain Cook when he was being lightly sautéed in an..

February 14, 2017 with 0 Comments

Alastair Cook: fighting against the current in 2016

(Photo: Getty Images) In the final piece of our three-part series cataloging the ups and downs of Alastair Cook’s career as captain,..

February 9, 2017 with 0 Comments

Alastair Cook: new faces at the opposite end

(Photo: Getty Images) We continue our three-part series looking back on Alastair Cook’s Test captaincy, analysing here the trials and..

February 7, 2017 with 0 Comments

Cook calls time on his term as England Test captain

Alastair Cook has announced his resignation as the captain of England to call time on his record 59 Tests in charge. Cook is understood to..

February 6, 2017 with 0 Comments

Derek Pringle column – Skippers felt the force of the chop in the 80s

The seeming prevarication over the future of Alastair Cook as England captain seems to be based on achieving the right level of sensitivity..

January 17, 2017 with 1 Comment

Alastair Cook ready to stand down as England captain, Joe Root next man in

A big shake-up expected in the England camp.

January 9, 2017 with 0 Comments

Peter Hayter column – Cook has earned right to decide destiny

For God’s sake, let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings It’s that time again, when the air is heavy with..

December 20, 2016 with 0 Comments


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