Joe Root should think about giving the England captaincy to let him regain his form after a disappointing Ashes, as stated by former Test batsman Rob Key.
Root was out for a duck for the next time in as many games until Australia retained the Ashes by choosing a 2-1 series lead with a 185-run success in the fourth Test.
Despite having managed England’s first failure to acquire a home Ashes series since 2001, Root said that he”definitely” remains the right person to lead the negative forward, starting with the fifth and final Test at the Oval on Thursday.
“At a certain stage, Joe Root has to work out whether the captaincy affects his match,” Essential told Sky Sports News. “Forget the side and everything else. ‘Could I be successful and play as also a captain and a batsman as I’ve been before?’
“I believe his ordinary before he was captain was 50 and it’s since fallen down to 40. That might be just due to circumstances, but that is exactly what he has to reply – and only he could answer that.
“Whenever you ask any sportsperson that question about if they want to carry on, they are always going to say’yes’ straight away, otherwise it’s like giving up – and sportspeople don’t like giving up. But at some stage, Joe Root will need to sit down and really think about whether he wishes to continue and when he can function as batsman he wishes to become as a priest.”
Root has averaged 30.87 runs throughout the show, a figure considerably below his career mark of 48.03, while the astonishing type of Australia’s Steve Smith has further emphasised the England captain’s battles.
The weakness of England’s top-order batting forced Root to advertise himself a location from his preferred No. 4 position at the start of the show, which makes him exposed to a new ball in the hands of Australia’s highly notable quick bowling lineup.
Root England team-mate Jonathan Trott believes that there are a shortage of viable options to replace the 28-year-old, and that accountability for the defeat has to have been shared.
“I would like to see him stay in the role,” Trott told Sky Sports News. “I believe there’s no better choice in the England side to be captain. I think he’s a pure option.
“I think he has looked really good sometimes within this sequence. He has some fantastic deliveries and he’ll be hurting just a little bit with regards to not having the ability to perform the job and find the ones Ashes back, but it is a team effort – it’s not only to the captain when he goes out there with this bat. It is up to everyone.
“I presume he is the perfect man for the work. If he wants to continue to accomplish this, I had certainly him back.”