Despite England's heavy loss to Australia in the ongoing 2021-22 Ashes series, all-rounder Chris Woakes supported England Test captain Joe Root on Wednesday.
On Tuesday in Melbourne, England was beaten by Australia by an innings and 14 runs, giving the Ashes series to Australia with two Tests to play.
After England's defeat at the MCG, Root, 30, refused to answer questions about his own future as captain.
During the fourth Test in Sydney, he will overtake Alastair Cook as England's most experienced Test captain, leading the team for the 60th time. His team, on the other hand, has lost nine of their previous 12 Tests and has been broken in six games in a row away from home.
When asked if the England team will support Root's continued captaincy, the England all-rounder stated that he believes the star batsman will be kept.
"Absolutely. Joe is a fantastic cricketer with a fantastic cricket mind, and I believe his record as England captain is actually quite good. Joe seemed to be motivated to continue. I'm hoping he will " Woakes said.
Root enjoyed a record-breaking year with the bat, finishing the calendar year with 1,708 runs, third highest after Mohammad Yousuf (1,788) and Viv Richards (1,788). (1,710).
"It's clear that his captaincy isn't having an impact on his batting, which isn't always the case with captains. It's excellent for the squad that he's scoring as many runs as he is "Woakes added.