West Indies vs England: Michael Vaughan takes a dig at Joe Root’s captaincy
Former England captain Michael has taken a dig on Joe Root’s Test captaincy stint for England. Vaughan said that the third test between England and West Indies could be the last one for Joe Root as England’s captain. His statement came when England was leading by just 10 runs in the second innings of the third test with just two wickets in hand.
England has only a single test win out of their last 17 outings in the longest format of the game. Michael Vaughan was speaking to BT Sport on England’s poor form in the Test. During the conversation, he said- “I just feel that this could be his last Test match as captain. I can just see it in his face, I’ve been in that position. When it goes, and he’s been the captain for such a long period of time, it might just be starting to come to an end for him.”
Joe Root himself hinted that he might be asked to step down as England’s Test captain earlier. As quoted by Mirror, Root said – “I think I’m the right man to take the team forward. But, if the head coach comes in and thinks differently, that’s fine, and that’s their decision.”
He further added – “I am a massive England fan. I just want to see us do well. So, I’ll keep doing everything I can to make us as good as we can be and if that means in time I’m no longer in this position, I’ll still do everything I can to help this team and try to take us to be the best team in the world.”
Notably, after draws in the first two tests of England’s tour to the West Indies, the third Test ended in a result. England was bundled out for 120 runs in their second innings and just set a target of 28 runs for West Indies to chase down. The hosts chased the target without losing a single wicket and thus winning the match and the series.