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5 reasons why Alastair Cook stepping down was a good move

Akshay Pai
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#4 It’s the right time for Root to take over

CENTURION, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 23:  Alastair Cook and Joe Root of England walk off unbeaten at close of play during day two of the 4th Test at Supersport Park on January 23, 2016 in Centurion, South Africa.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Joe Root is England’s best option to succeed Cook

Joe Root is the likely successor to Cook. He has been England’s talismanic batsman across all formats and is considered as one of the best batsmen in the world right now.  He is young, has a great temperament, and the confidence that this team highly needs.

He has mustered immense respect in the dressing room and has been leading from the front with one fabulous innings after another. It wouldn’t be wrong to say it’s time he leads this team as well.

He is still very young and has a very promising career in front of him, and can be moulded into a long term prospect for England. Many players thrive under captaincy and Root does seem like a player who would want to lead the team from the front. 

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