After the England Cricket Team’s losses in the Indian Test series currently ongoing in India, Alastair Cook – captain of the English team – has said that Joe Root was ready to take over the captaincy position in the team.

Cook’s ability to captain the team was first questioned with the team’s failure in their home test series against Pakistan. However, he has admitted that the end of the Indian Tour could see him step down from the exalted position as the extent of their defeat by their Indian counterparts, led by Virat Kohli seems to have ended any hopes he harbored of continuing in the role beyond this season.

The fourth test held in Mumbai saw India humiliate England as they pushed on to clinch the series 3-0 with one match still remaining.

Cook also mentioned that he would stick with the team till the end of the series, after which he would sit with Andrew Strauss, England’s Director of Cricket in the New Year and talk things over in a honest and open manner.

To succeed Cook could perhaps be young batsman, Joe Root, who is largely touted to be the perfect replacement for Cook in the Test series. And the 31 year old Cook has also admitted that Root was ready for the role.

“I think Joe Root is ready to captain England. He`s ready because he`s a clued on guy, he`s got the respect of everyone in the changing room.

“He hasn`t got much captaincy experience but that doesn`t mean he can`t be a very good captain,” Cook added, saying the magnitude of the task should not be underestimated.

“You`re thrown in at the deep end and you kind of sink or swim. Nothing can really prepare you for it,” he said.

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