Michael Vaughan reckons that Joe Root can replace Alastair Cook as England test skipper.
Vaughan, who himself led the Three Lions with distinction for quite some time, is a television analyst these days and is known for speaking clear cut about the cricket issues.
According to him, Root has proved himself as test player over the last home season and watching him on the field, one can pretty easily feel that he is a captaincy material as he always looks involved in the game. He looks more pumped than anybody else at the fall of every wicket and he gives his all in fielding.
In the last test series against India, Root had stood very close to the batsmen in the slip cordon at times on the slow pitches with a helmet on and he had grabbed a couple of catches too at that position which was unbelievable.
As far as Root’s batting is concerned, it was high class during the India series. There was not a single game in that 5-game series in which Root did not contribute with the bat for the Three Lions. He was there every time England needed him.
The one match that England lost in that series, Root, perhaps, could have won that one too if he had not smashed a pull shot straight into the hands of the square leg fielder. He was batting absolutely beautifully during that innings and was taking the game away from India fast.
Root’s performance in the India series was a sign of his character too. He had completely lost it against Mitchell Johnson and company back there in Australia and had even been dropped in the last test match, but, the way he came back this summer, he sent a clear signal across the world that he is the horse of long race.