Michael Vaughan congratulates Ben Stokes for naming him as England

England Test captain Ben Stokes: Michael Vaughan congratulates Ben Stokes on being named England Test captain– Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Thursday congratulated all-rounder Ben Stokes on his appointment as captain of the England men’s Test team. Stokes replaces Joe Root as the 61st captain of the England men’s Test team. Follow InsideSport.IN for more updates

The appointment was approved by England Cricket Board’s interim chairman and chief executive officer on Tuesday evening on the recommendation of England men’s cricket managing director Rob Key. Michael Vaughan tweeted, “Good luck in the world of sports @ benstokes38 .. I think you are going to be a good Test captain.

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Stokes made his Test debut in December 2013 and has represented his country 79 times at this level. He was named vice-captain in February 2017, and was still captain when Root was absent for the birth of his second child in the summer of 2020.

England Test captain Ben Stokes: Michael Vaughan congratulates Ben Stokes on being named England Test captain
England Test captain Ben Stokes: Michael Vaughan congratulates Ben Stokes on being named England Test captain

The Durham star currently has 5,061 Test runs at an average of 35.69. He has taken 174 wickets with the ball and is one of the best all-rounders in the world.

England Test captain Ben Stokes: Michael Vaughan congratulates Ben Stokes on being named England Test captain

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