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Joe Root must grow his beard to be England captain
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that with Alastair Cook stepping down as England captain, Joe Root must take decisive action on his proto beard if he wants the job.
Root has sprouted facial hair from time to time in recent seasons but has not been decisive in doing so. Such decisiveness is an essential quality of captaincy. The campaigners say that while Cook often appeared to be growing a beard he never actually did so, underlining some indecision in terms of leadership.
BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, before long the new England captain will have to face the perpetually clean shaven, indeed, baby faced, Australian captain Steve Smith. We believe he needs a Mike Brearley style beard to face down the Aussie threat. That is the challenge Joe Root must meet to be captain