(Video) Ben Stokes appointed England’s Test captain

England have appointed Ben Stokes as the Test captain following Joe Root’s resignation earlier this month. The star all-rounder, who made his Test debut in December 2013, has featured in 79 Tests for England. He was named vice-captain in February 2017 and also filled in as captain when Root was absent for the birth of his second child in the summer of 2020. The Durham linchpin has scored 5061 Test runs at an average of 35.89, and claimed 174 wickets with the ball.