Joe Root: England name batsman Test captain, succeeding Alastair Cook

The Yorkshire batsman, 26, succeeds Alastair Cook, who resigned last week after more than four years in charge.

“It is a huge honour to be given the Test captaincy,” said Root, who will be the 80th man to lead the country in the longest form of the game. “I feel privileged, humbled and very excited.”

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