There are few obvious candidates to replace the Test skipper. But that is not enough of a reason to continue to persist with him given his woeful record at the helm.
The shelf life of a modern-day international cricket captain can be compared to that of an endangered species. Operating in a ruthless global arena where gaps no longer exist in a top cricketer’s schedule can make the job of captaining and carrying the burden of your nation a treacherous terrain to traverse.
A cursory look at the different international sides sees Joe Root, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson as modern-day exceptions to the rule. They continue to lead largely successful sides in the Test format after six years in the job but if one looks further afield no other example exists other than at the helm of the West Indies Cricket team.
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Edited by Jesus Chan
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