After returning from the Caribbean tour, England Men's Cricket Test Captain Joe Root said, "I have decided to step down as England Men’s Test captain". Calling it a challenging decision, Root said the announcement was made after a detailed discussion with family and close ones. He further added that he would continue to represent Three Lions and extend his support to the next elected captain of the team.
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Indian captain Virat Kohli was pushed by his English counterpart Joe Root to the fifth spot in the recently released ICC rankings. Root has leapt two spots following his composed performance of 218 and 40 in the recently concluded test match in Chennai. Moreover, Rishabh Pant became the first full-time Indian wicketkeeper to reach 700 points. New Zealand’s Kane Williamson and Australia's Steve Smith secured the first and second spot.
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England Skipper Joe Root's knock of 218 runs (377 balls) against India on February 6, made him the first batsman to score a double-century in 100th test appearance. With this achievement, Root became third Englishman to score a century at 100th test. Moreover, Root equalled Australia's Don Bradman as he scored 150+ runs in three consecutive test matches. Reportedly, this was Root's fifth double-century and third as England's captain.