Stokes named England Test captain

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    All-rounder Ben Stokes has been named as England men’s Test captain.

    He had been the preferred candidate to take on the job after Joe Root’s resignation.

    Stokes takes charge of an England side that have won just one of their last 17 Tests, as well as going five series without a victory for the first time in history.

    He has been with the England team for 79 Tests, 101 ODIs and 34 T20Is.

    In Tests, he has scored 5,061 runs and taken 174 wickets; in ODIs he has scored 2,871 runs and grabbed 74 wickets; and in T20Is he’s scored 442 runs and taken 19 wickets.