Ben Stokes is taking upon the responsibility of the Test Captaincy of the England Cricket team after serving his tenure as the vice-captain. The England all-rounder decided to take over this role after having a conversation with Rob Key. He will soon commence his duties this summer.
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Ben Stokes met Key, the new managing director of the England and Wales Cricket Board, on Tuesday post he started serving as the director of cricket. ECB is currently working on finalizing the paperwork prior to announcing everything officially. Key is certainly going to announce it on Thursday during his first news conference at the Lord’s. Stokes has already decided to bring back Stuart Broad and James Anderson to the Playing XI.
According to reports, Key is eyeing Gary Kirsten for handing over the responsibility of the Test coach of England. Gary is currently seen as the batting coach of the Gujarat Titans (GT) franchise in the ongoing IPL 2022. Rob Key and Kirsten already talked about this and an official announcement is coming our way soon. According to the Daily Mail, he is ready to shift from the GT franchise after IPL and join the England team as the head coach. GT is playing phenomenally in IPL 2022 and there are high chances of them reaching the playoffs. If it happens, then Gary will get really less time to interact with the England Test squad as they are hosting New Zealand to compete in a Test series from 2 June.