Ian Chappell named Ben Stokes a strong candidate for the England captaincy
Former Australian captain-turned-commentator Ian Chappell believes England could be in trouble if Ben Stokes shows no interest in the lead.
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has stated in a statement that the best XI has only one viable captain option and that is all-rounder Ben Stokes. Is .
He said it was “irrevocable” to question the viability of the previous Star All-Rounders’ inferior captaincy.
England will compete in a three-match Test series against New Zealand in June and will have to appoint a new head coach with a new captain.
Ashley Giles has been replaced by Rob Key as the new director of the side who resigned after the Ashes.
However, the question is if Stokes is not serious about taking over the captaincy and there are very few stable Test cricketers for England who can be contenders.
Chappell said that if Stokes were not interested in taking over the captaincy then England would be in big trouble as it was the only option.
He also noted that Stokes has the fire of success, but it is not guaranteed and felt that it would be difficult to cast doubt on him as previous all-rounders have failed as captains.
Ian Chappell said Stuart Broad or Jose Butler should not be considered for positions because they do not guarantee a place in the Test line-up.
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He said that Stuart Broad is an intelligent, well-spoken player, but he should not consider captaincy. Field placing for
Ian Chappell added that Jose Butler is not a Test wicket-keeper and has no clear place in the first XI.
It should be noted that after the poor performance in the Ashes and the tour of the Caribbean, Joe Root left the captaincy of England.