Root new Test vice captain, Gillespie may get coach post
England director of cricket Andrew Strauss on Tuesday named young batsman Joe Root as the Test vice-captain and confirmed that Jason Gillespie will be a candidate to take over as the national coach.
Strauss revealed it was the right time for Root to take over vice-captaincy of the Test side in the build-up to Test series against New Zealand and Australia this summer. The 24-year-old has excelled in England’s middle-order, averaging 55 from 25 Tests so far. “It’s the right time for Joe Root to take more of a leadership position and I’ve asked him to be the new vice-captain of the team,” Strauss said at a press conference.