Former Australia keeper-batter Brad Haddin feels Joe Root may lose his captaincy given England’s performance in the ongoing Ashes 2021-22. He has tipped Ben Stokes to succeed the current skipper as his influence was better for the visitors in the second innings of the second Test.

England stare at Ashes series whitewash after suffering second consecutive defeat. The nine-wicket defeat at the Gabba was followed by another crushing loss in Adelaide.

Speaking to Triple M Cricket, Haddin said England were reasonably impressive on the fourth day when Root was off the field due to an injury.

“What they did really well tactically was the fourth morning. Who was off [the field]? Joe Root. Ben Stokes took over and it just looked a lot more calm. He had a plan, the bowlers bowled fuller, he had catching midwickets and short covers.”

They bowled at the stumps and they challenged Australia. They took four wickets for, I think, under 20 runs and they put Australia under pressure. Root came back on and it all went downhill again. So, to me something’s not quite right,” he said.

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