Joe Root must consider giving the England captaincy to let him regain his best batting form after a disappointing Ashes, based on former Test batsman Rob Key.
Root was outside for a duck by simply taking a 2-1 series lead with a victory at the first Test at Old Trafford on Sunday before Australia retained the Ashes to the third time in as many games.
Despite having overseen England’s first failure to acquire a home Ashes series as 2001, Root stated that he”definitely” stays the right man 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 if the captaincy affects his game,” Essential told Sky Sports News. “Forget both sides along with everything else. ‘Could I play as also a priest and a batsman and be successful , in terms of runs, as I have been previously?’
“I believe his ordinary before he was 50 and it has since dropped down to 40. That is exactly what he has to answer, although that may be just due to circumstances – and he could answer this.
“Whenever you ask any sportsperson that question about whether they wish to carry on, they are always likely to say’yes’ straight away, otherwise it is just like giving up – and – sportspeople don’t like giving up. But at some stage, Joe Root is going to need to sit down and actually think about whether he wishes to carry on and when he can be the batsman he wants to be as a priest.”
Root has averaged 30.87 runs during the show, a figure considerably below his career mark of 48.03, while the astonishing kind of Australia’s Steve Smith has emphasised the England captain’s struggles.
The weakness of England’s top-order batting forced Root to advertise himself a location from his favorite No. 4 place at the start of the string, leaving him regularly exposed to a brand new ball at the palms of Australia’s highly impressive quick bowling lineup.
Root England team-mate Jonathan Trott believes that there are a shortage of viable choices to replace the 28-year-old, and that responsibility for the defeat must be shared.
“I would like to see him remain at the role,” Trott told Sky Sports News. “I think there’s no better option from the England side to be captain. I think he’s a natural option.
“I think he’s looked really great at times in this sequence. He’s got some fantastic deliveries and he will be hurting just a little bit with regards to not being able to perform the job and find the ones Ashes back, but it’s a team effort – it’s not just to the captain when he goes on with this bat. It’s up to everybody.
“I presume he’s the ideal guy for the job. If he would like to continue to do that, I had certainly him back.”