England next captain odds: TEN players tipped to replace Joe Root including two Ashes heroes
It has been a challenging period for Joe Root and England - but there was still some surprise when the Yorkshire batsmen brought an end to his time as test match captain.
It has been a difficult winter for Root after he was unable to prevent his side suffering series defeats against Australia and the West Indies.
That led to speculation he could step down from the role he moved into when he succeeded Sir Alastair Cook in 2017.
Root has endured a mixed spell in he lead on-field role in the English game with notable highs coming with impressive series wins against South Africa in 2017 and India and Sri Lanka 12 months later.
The undoubted lows have been suffering three successive Ashes series defeats and a capitulation in India last year after England had gone one up in a four-match series.
Although the highs and lows of Root’s tenure are already being discussed, much of the talk has already move on to who could succeed him as test captain.
Former skippers such as Michael Vaughan and Nasser Hussain have already given their opinions on who should take over the role with many believing Ben Stokes is the right man to take England forward.
But several other names have been thrown into the mix - so National World takes a look at who is being tipped to succeed Root with the help of SkyBet.