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Joe Root: New England captain to seek advice of former skippers

Joe Root and Alastair Cook

New England captain Joe Root says he will seek the advice of his predecessors before taking charge for the first time in July.

The 26-year-old has replaced Alastair Cook despite only leading in four previous first-class matches.

“It would be silly not to talk to people who have been in this position before,” Root told BBC Sport.

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