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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 - 13:45
Joe Root confirmed as new England Test captain
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Joe Root is the new England Test captain, the England and Wales Cricket Board have confirmed.

The 26-year-old succeeds Alastair Cook as skipper after the opener relinquished the role last week following eight years in the role spanning 59 matches.

The Yorkshire batsman accepted the position following a short process which saw director of cricket Andrew Strauss liaise with several individuals including senior players Ben Stokes, Stuart Broad and James Anderson. Root's position has been confirmed for Test matches only.
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