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Ashes 2017-18: James Anderson to be England vice-captain

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England’s all-time leading wicket taker James Anderson will be the team’s vice-captain for the Ashes series against Australia in the absence of Ben Stokes.Stokes is awaiting the outcome of a police investigation into a fight outside a nightclub in September.Anderson, 35, who has 506 Test wickets, is the preferred understudy to captain Joe Root ahead of fellow bowler Stuart Broad and ex-skipper Alastair Cook.

“It’s a proud thing but it doesn’t really change my role,” said Anderson.”As a senior player – and that also includes Stuart Broad and Alastair Cook, and others who have travelled to Australia before to play in Ashes series, we’ve got a big job to try and help the team.”Throughout the summer I tried to help Joe on the field and it does add responsibility but it won’t change things a great deal.”Pomnishambles: The inside story of England’s 5-0 defeat in 2013-14Pick your all-time Ashes XIMcGrath predicts Aussie Ashes whitewash… againStarc makes history with second hat-trick
Source: BBC Lancashire