Geoffrey Boycott has labelled Joe Roots captaincy of the England Test team as very disappointing while he also has criticism for the batting of Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow.
The newly-knighted Boycott does not believe that fellow Yorkshireman Root has a natural flair for captaincy and must consider his place as leader of the Test side.
The 28-year-old became England captain in February 2017, playing his first match as captain in July, when he made 190 against South Africa.
However, in two Ashes series in charge, Root has now conceded the urn and failed to win it back, while his batting has also struggled, failing to hit a century in the current Ashes series so far.
Joe Root is such a likeable lad, Boycott wrote for Stuff. A quality batsman and nobody wants to hurt or humiliate him but I am afraid he lacks any feel for captaincy.
His captaincy has been very disappointing and he has to think seriously about whether he is suited for the job and whether it is affecting his batting.
Captaincy is a gift. It comes naturally to some and you cannot learn it from a book
You have to think two steps ahead. A match can be nip and tuck for long periods then, when you see an opportunity, you have to attack. I am afraid Joe does not see his chance early or quick enough, and sometimes he does not see it at all.
The former opening batsman also took aim at the batting of Roy and, more surprisingly, Bairstow, who has had a disappointing but not terrible series.
Jason Roy has not got a defence, continued Boycott. Being able to play crisp strokes is not much good if you cannot stay in. He is a brilliant, exciting one-day batsman but as a test batsman, I am sorry, he is not for me.
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