Joe Root maturity makes ideal Yorkshire captaincy material

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Joe Root is captaining Yorkshire at Middlesex Joe Root is captaining Yorkshire at Middlesex

Ryan Sidebottom believes Yorkshire batsman Joe Root has all the qualities required to be a future captain.

Regular skipper Andrew Gale dropped himself for the ongoing match at Middlesex to make way for 23-year-old Root, who made amends for a first-innings duck by hitting 63 second time around.

Root is the youngest Tykes captain since 1882, when Lord Hawke was handed the job at 22, and Sidebottom says the right-hander has maturity beyond his years.

“Joe’s got all the qualities to be captain, for sure,” said the Yorkshire paceman.

“He’s done very well. For such a young man he’s very mature, very laid back and he’s done brilliantly with quite a few of the senior guys here.

“Everyone has helped him along, so it’s been great. He’s very chilled out and he’s done well.

“He’s got a lot on his plate with England call-ups and trying to play regularly for England but I’m sure he’s a captain in the making for the future.”


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