Joe Root is a good batsman but failed under captaincy: Ian Chappell

Sydney: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell on Sunday said that England Test captain Joe Root is a good batsman but an equally bad captain. He said that as a Test captain, Root seems to lack plans and ideas. Root was recently named as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year for scoring 1708 runs in 15 matches including two double centuries in 2021 with six centuries.

In 2021, Root remained at the forefront of runs, but proved to be weak in terms of captaincy as he won just four out of 15 matches and lost nine, including a 4-0 Ashes loss in Australia.

“Despite leading the country, Joe Root has failed more times than any other captain,” Chappell wrote in ESPNcricinfo on Sunday. No matter what Root or any other English player tells you, Root He is a good batsman but also a bad captain. He could never be a successful leader.

Chappell told where the Test captain Root has gone wrong. Although under his leadership, England have a good record at home. Root lacks plans and ideas as a captain. Often his choice of bowlers to start the season has not proved to be the right one.”

The 78-year-old former captain felt there was a distinct feeling that Root listened to a lot of off-field consultants. A good captain has to take charge and this was one area where Root failed disappointingly.

Chappell remarked that Root used to talk about learning from mistakes in the press conference, but England never implemented it.

first published:Jan. 30, 2022, 7:59 p.m.


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