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Joe Root is adamant about retaining his England captaincy

Joe Root has expressed his desire to stay as England captain despite his side suffering another series setback at the hands of the West Indies. England lost the third Test in Grenada by ten wickets on Sunday (March 27), extending a miserable run in which they had won just one and lost eleven of their previous seventeen matches.

Root has overseen over four series defeats in England’s last five rubbers, and England was also 2-1 down to India last summer until the final Test was postponed. He is determined, though, that he want to retain his captaincy despite his team’s recent dismal performances and despite calls for his replacement, particularly from former England captain Nasser Hussain.

Naturally, Root’s decision to remain in the role may be taken away from him. Before England’s next Test against New Zealand in June, the team should have a new Director of Cricket and head coach in place, and those in charge may choose to relieve Root of the captaincy. In that situation, the obstacle would be a dearth of effective alternatives to the Yorkshireman.

Root stated England played some “great” cricket during the series and expressed optimism about the team’s batting line-up, which has frequently been blamed for the team’s failures in recent years. That is despite the fact that England suffered three batting collapses over the series’ six innings, including one on the third day in Grenada, when they were reduced to eight for 101.