Thursday, May 5, 2011

A new wave of captaincy as Cook and Broad captured the seats of captains of English team

England's leaders in all formats of game, as Alastair Cook for 50-over, Andrew Strauss in Test Cricket and Stuart Broad for T20I
ECB management announced new skippers for English team as Alastair Cook has been named Captain for 50-over format game whereas Stuart Broad would carry out the responsibilities of leadership for T20 International side. Andrew Strauss stepped down the captaincy for limited over game but he proclaimed his decision to focus on his Test career. He also announced his retirement from one-day cricket. This announcement means that England will have different captains for each format of the game. Cook has already lead his team on the tour to Bangladesh last year when Strauss was advised to rest but Broad would stand on the ground first time for his team, he has also a hype when England will defend their T20 title in Sri Lanka next year.
On the Bangladesh tour Cook made scores of 64, 60 and 32 in a 3-0 triumph in the One Day Internationals, before anchoring England's twin Test wins with a duo of centuries at Chittagong and Dhaka. Cook said, "I have worked hard in 50-over format games in recent times and not focusing enormously myself as a Test batsman. I am very thrilled by the challenge of taking leadership in limited over game and deem for a central role with the bat as well as captain".
Collingwood, who led England's Twenty20 side on 30 occasions and oversaw England's successful World Twenty20 campaign in 2010, retired from Test cricket following the Ashes earlier this year but remains available for the limited-over side, Broad will make his debut as captain when he leads England's Twenty20 side against Sri Lanka in Bristol on June 25.
New skipper of Twenty20I's of English side, Broad said, "It is a colossal esteem to be titled England T20 skipper that I have no qualm for my new deal of synergy. I have always enjoyed playing the shortest form of the game and I savor the golden opportunity to click my leadership skills for my side".

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