Joe Root suggests his final Test as England captain might be against the West Indies in the third Test
England captain Joe Root has intimated that his final Test as England’s Test captain might be against the West Indies in the third Test. The host team will face England in the third Test, which will begin on March 24 at the National Cricket Stadium in St George’s, Grenada (Thursday). Due to the fact that the previous two matches finished in draws, both sides will be hoping to claim victory in the series finale.
Joe Root was appointed England’s Test captain in February 2017 following Alastair Cook’s departure. Since then, Root has captained his side 63 times in the game’s longest format. His position, though, has been under intense criticism following England’s humiliation by Australia in the Ashes series earlier this year. The Three Lions were defeated 0-4 in Australia.
In Test cricket, Root has played 116 matches and accumulated a stunning 9884 runs at an average of over 50. Additionally, the right-handed hitter has 53 50s and 25 centuries. Root also has five double centuries to his name and has represented England in 152 One-Day Internationals and 32 Twenty20 Internationals.
Meanwhile, Paul Collingwood, a former England cricketer, has been appointed temporary coach for the West Indies visit. The England Cricket Board (ECB) is in the process of appointing a full-time head coach ahead of their June 2022 home series against New Zealand.