Stokes starts England Test captaincy by demanding Broad and Anderson return

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  • Stokes tells Rob Key veterans are in England’s best team
  • Key: ‘Ben epitomises everything our red-ball team needs’

Ben Stokes was hailed as the epitome of what England need to reverse their Test fortunes after being confirmed as the team’s new captain in Rob Key’s first public appearance as the director of men’s cricket.

Key, 10 days into the role and currently hunting for two new head coaches, called his decision to install Stokes as Joe Root’s successor “easy” and pledged that England, bottom of the World Test Championship after a winless winter, would get back to playing their strongest XI rather than overthinking selection.

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Written by Ali Martin
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