Ben Stokes Named as the 71st England Test Team Captain
The English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed the information in a press release on Thursday (April 26). Ben Stokes has been named the 71st captain of the England men’s Test team after Joe Root stepped down as England captain in the middle of this month.
From then on, it was heard that Ben Stokes was going to take charge of the English red ball. This time it is true. The English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) handed over the leadership of the Test team to Ben Stokes.
England’s new managing director of men’s cricket, Robb, has approved the appointment of an interim chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of the ECB. “I had no hesitation in appointing Ben (Stokes) as Test captain,” Robb said.
“He (Ben Stokes) will lead the team into the next era of red ball cricket by reflecting on his mentality and approach,” he said. I’m glad he took over. He deserved it. ”
Regarding Harry Stokes, ECB Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tom Harrison said: “I am delighted that Ben Stokes has agreed to be the Test captain of the England men’s team. This is another great achievement for England in their extraordinary career. ”
He added: “Ben Stokes thinks deeply and passionately about what it means to represent England. I proudly hope he will take the team into a new era. This is an important time for our Test team and I am sure we will enjoy the challenges ahead of him and his team. ”
Ben Stokes, who led the Test team, said: “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the England Test team. This is a really big opportunity. I would like to thank Joe (Joe Root) for everything he has done for English cricket and for being a great ambassador to the world. He was a leader in the dressing room and will continue to be my main collaborator. ”
Ben Stokes made his Test debut in December 2013 against Australia. He has played 69 matches for the country in this long version of cricket. Ben Stokes became the co-captain of the England Test team in February 2016 and led the team in 2020 as Root could not play for the birth of their second child.