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The Ashes: Joe Root should step down as England captain after debacle in Australia, says Geoffrey Boycott

The Ashes: Geoffrey Boycott stated lots of Joe Root’s selections have been mistaken, akin to batting first on a seamer-friendly pitch on the Gabba whilst leaving out James Anderson and Stuart Extensive who’ve over 1,100 Check wickets between them.

Boycott criticised numerous Root’s selections made all the way through the collection. (AP Photograph)

HIGHLIGHTSAustralia’s commanding victory within the 3rd check by way of an innings and 14 runs gave the hosts an unassailable 3-0 leadBoycott stated Root wishes to prevent pronouncing that England are as excellent as Australia

Joe Root should step down as England captain after his workforce’s meek give up in Melbourne ensured Australia retained the Ashes, former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott stated on Tuesday.

Australia’s commanding victory within the 3rd Check by way of an innings and 14 runs gave the hosts an unassailable 3-0 lead within the collection.

England have been closely criticised after their second-innings capitulation, with former captain Ian Botham pronouncing he was once “embarrassed” to peer them lose the Ashes in most effective 12 days of Check cricket.

“Now Australia are 3-0 up and the Ashes have long gone, will Root please forestall pronouncing Australia aren’t a lot better than us? I do not thoughts him residing in cuckoo land however forestall seeking to child us,” Boycott wrote in his column in The Telegraph.

“If he in point of fact believes what he says then perhaps it’s time he gave up the captaincy of the England cricket workforce. The details are staring us all within the face, aside from Joe does not wish to see it. England cannot bat. Our bowling is strange.”

Boycott stated lots of Root’s selections have been mistaken, akin to batting first on a seamer-friendly pitch on the Gabba whilst leaving out James Anderson and Stuart Extensive who’ve over 1,100 Check wickets between them.

“It is each cricketer’s dream to captain England and Joe has had 59 Check suits to mold and stamp his authority in this set of avid gamers. He has had 13 Exams towards Australia with most effective two wins and 9 losses,” Boycott stated.

“No person would wish to surrender the captaincy, however it’s not about Joe — it’s about getting guys to accomplish higher.”

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