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England Test captain Joe Root happy to rely on old friend Ben Stokes as vice-captain

England Test captain Joe Root happy to rely on old friend Ben Stokes as vice-captain

ECB director Andrew Strauss was of the opinion that the leadership of the side moved decisively to a younger generation ahead of the team's next Test, against South Africa.

Virat Kohli, Steve Smith inspire England's newly-appointed Test skipper Joe Root

Virat Kohli, Steve Smith inspire England's newly-appointed Test skipper Joe Root

Root insisted he had no hesitation in accepting the captaincy when it was offered to him by ECB director Andrew Strauss.

I have started to think as a captain in my own mind: Joe Root

I have started to think as a captain in my own mind: Joe Root

Cook resigned following a 4-0 series reverse in India that crowned a difficult 2016 for England that saw them lose eight Tests in all.

Under new Test skipper Joe Root, Ben Stokes wants fans to fall in love with England again

Under new Test skipper Joe Root, Ben Stokes wants fans to fall in love with England again

Stokes, 25, was one of several players interviewed by England team chief Andrew Strauss, himself a former Test skipper, although Root was the obvious choice to succeed Cook after serving as his vice-captain.

Privileged, humbled and excited with the huge honour, says Joe Root on being named England captain

Privileged, humbled and excited with the huge honour, says Joe Root on being named England captain

Meanwhile the ECB said all-rounder Ben Stokes would succeed Root as vice-captain of the Test side.

Joe Root replaces Alastair Cook as England's Test captain, Ben Stokes named deputy

Joe Root replaces Alastair Cook as England's Test captain, Ben Stokes named deputy

Joe Root made his Test debut in December 2012 and was named vice-captain to Alastair Cook in summer 2015.

India vs Bangladesh: Ajinkya Rahane's stunning catch reminds Soumya Sarkar of Joe Root's plight – VIDEOS

India vs Bangladesh: Ajinkya Rahane's stunning catch reminds Soumya Sarkar of Joe Root's plight – VIDEOS

Interestingly, it was a mirror image of how Jadeja-Rahane combined to dismiss England batsman Joe Root in Mohali.

England pacer Stuart Broad receives MBE from Prince Charles; undergoes Test captaincy interview

England pacer Stuart Broad receives MBE from Prince Charles; undergoes Test captaincy interview

Broad was recognised for his services to cricket by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

Alastair Cook steps down as Test captain: England captain says 'new voice' was needed

Alastair Cook steps down as Test captain: England captain says 'new voice' was needed

The 32-year-old speaks up about Joe Root, and him continuing with his run contribution.

Yuzvendra Chahal reveals the secret behind his dream spell against England — READ

Yuzvendra Chahal reveals the secret behind his dream spell against England — READ

The 26-year-old took six wickets in his spell of four overs to help India beat England by 75 runs and win the three-match T20I series 2-1 in Bangalore yesterday.

WATCH: Yuvraj Singh turns reporter to interview Yuzvendra Chahal after his record six-wicket haul vs England

WATCH: Yuvraj Singh turns reporter to interview Yuzvendra Chahal after his record six-wicket haul vs England

Yesterday, Chahal became the first Indian bowler in T20Is to take a five-wicket haul in a match.

ICC Rankings: Indian Captain Virat Kohli maintains top slot of batsman; India move to second spot in T20Is

ICC Rankings: Indian Captain Virat Kohli maintains top slot of batsman; India move to second spot in T20Is

Yuzvendra Chahal, who took six for 25 in the series decider, has rocketed 92 places to claim 86th position.

Yuzvendra Chahal magic spells doom for England; India win T20I series 2-1 with 75-run victory in tour finale

Yuzvendra Chahal magic spells doom for England; India win T20I series 2-1 with 75-run victory in tour finale

As a full-time captain, Kohli recorded series wins against England across all formats.

India vs England, 3rd T20I: Three players to watch out for in the series decider

India vs England, 3rd T20I: Three players to watch out for in the series decider

And like the Nagpur match, both the sides will look to their respective match-winners in their bid to claim the series.

IND vs ENG: It might be nice to see DRS in T20Is as well, says England's Joe Root

IND vs ENG: It might be nice to see DRS in T20Is as well, says England's Joe Root

On IPL auction, Root said the English players have made impact including him and expected everyone to make the right moves to get themselves selected for the Champions Trophy.

3rd T20I: India vs England - PREVIEW

3rd T20I: India vs England - PREVIEW

Kohli, unbeaten as captain series-wise at home in all formats of the game, will be too happy to add another silverware to his cabinet.

India vs England: Unhappy skipper Eoin Morgan to raise Joe Root's LBW decision with match referee

India vs England: Unhappy skipper Eoin Morgan to raise Joe Root's LBW decision with match referee

England needed 24 off last two overs, got 16 of those in the 19th bowled by Ashish Nehra before falling short of the target in the last over from Bumrah in which both Root and Jos Buttler got out to hand India a five-run win.

WATCH: Jasprit Bumrah's two terrific overs which won India the 2nd T20I against England

WATCH: Jasprit Bumrah's two terrific overs which won India the 2nd T20I against England

In the 20th over of the innings, Bumrah needed to defend eight runs, which he did as a result of some superb bowling.

India vs England, 2nd Twenty20 International: As it happened...

India vs England, 2nd Twenty20 International: As it happened...

T20 specialists Nehra and Bumrah helped India successfully defend 144. Series decider will be played on February 1 at Bangalore.

India vs England, 2nd T20I: Preview, Likely XIs, TV listing, Live streaming, Date, Time, Venue

India vs England, 2nd T20I: Preview, Likely XIs, TV listing, Live streaming, Date, Time, Venue

Here's everything you need to know about the second T20I match between India and England.