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Boycott wants Root to step down from captaincy
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Boycott wants Root to step down from captaincy

England were shot out for an abysmal 67 runs on the second day of third Ashes Test following a spellbinding spell of fast bowling from Josh Hazlewood. England’s batting deficiencies were effectively exposed by the England bowlers under sunny skies as they struggled to put forth any resistance.

England’s consistent failures in the longest format have cast doubts over skipper Joe Root’s captaincy credentials. Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott sympathized with Root’s lack of form but urged the 28-year-old to step down from the leadership post.

“Joe Root might just be in a poor trot, that happens. But he has to start winning Tests against Australia, he’s had seven goes and hasn’t managed one yet. He won’t get a better day to bowl yesterday and a better day to bat today – he has to win this Test. If he can’t win this, then he may as well give up the job,” Boycott said.