Joe Root to succeed Alastair Cook reports BBC Sport
Joe Root has been named as England's new Test captain.
The Yorkshire batsman, 26, succeeds Alastair Cook, who resigned last week after more than four years in charge.
"It is a huge honour to be given the Test captaincy," said Root, who will be the 80th man to lead the country in the longest form of the game. "I feel privileged, humbled and very excited."
Root steps up from vice-captain, with Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes, 25, filling the role as his deputy.
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- Joe Root bats during day four of 1st Investec Test match between England and New Zealand at Lord's Cricket Ground in London
Publish Date: 2017-02-13 15:42:57
Scotland edge Ireland in Murrayfield thriller reports BBC Sport
Scotland survived a thrilling Ireland comeback at Murrayfield to win 27-22 and record only their second opening-round victory in Six Nations history
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- Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw and team mates celebrate after victory in the RBS Six Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield
Publish Date: 2017-02-07 10:08:40