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Root named England's Test cricket captain

Press Association logoPress Association 13/02/2017

England have appointed Joe Root as their new Test cricket captain.

Yorkshire batsman Root succeeds Alastair Cook, who resigned last week after a record 59-match tenure.

The England and Wales Cricket Board canvassed the opinion of several senior players before confirming the 26-year-old had been handed the job on Monday. Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes will be Root's vice-captain.

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