Root vows to captain England ‘his way’

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Joe Root insisted he would captain England “his way” as he gave his first insight into how he would lead the Test side.

Two days on from being named as the successor to former England Test skipper Alastair Cook, Yorkshire batsman Root outlined his approach when speaking to reporters at his Headingley home ground on Wednesday.

“I don’t think you should be scared of asking for help on occasions but for the most part I like to think I’ll be able to put my stamp on things and do things my way,” Root told BBC Radio Five.

The 26-year-old Root, previously vice-captain to Cook, has little senior captaincy experience, with just a handful of matches as stand-in Yorkshire skipper behind him.

But he has plenty of time to ease himself into his new role as England’s next Test is not until their July series opener against South Africa at Lord’s.

For the time being, their focus is on limited overs cricket, particularly June’s 50-over Champions Trophy tournament on home soil.

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