Joe Root steps down as England Test captain following West Indies defeat.
Written by News Room on April 16, 2022
Joe Root has stepped down as England Test captain, citing the toll and impact the role has had on him.
The 31-year-old was appointed Sir Alastair Cook’s successor in 2017, and holds the record for the highest number of matches and wins as captain.
But his last series as skipper ended in defeat by West Indies, the 10-wicket third Test loss stretching England’s winless run to nine matches.
Root initially said he wanted to stay on but now says the timing is right.