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LEADING THE WAY: Gary Ballance is Yorkshire's new first-team captain.
LEADING THE WAY: Gary Ballance is Yorkshire's new first-team captain.
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GARY BALLANCE has been chosen as the man to succeed Andrew Gale as captain of Yorkshire, the former skipper himself succeeding Jason Gillespie as first-team coach only last month.

The 27-year-old left-hander - who has endured a difficult tour of India after being dropped from the Test line-up after struggling in Bangladesh - will be in control on the field across all three formats in 2017 for Yorkshire.

I'M YOUR MAN: Gary Ballance is the new captain of Yorkshire CCC. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

I'M YOUR MAN: Gary Ballance is the new captain of Yorkshire CCC. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

The Yorkshire Post’s cricket writer Chris Waters joins host Phil Harrison to discuss the appointment and why Yorkshire have pursued this option since Gale’s move ‘upstairs’.

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We also discuss the forthcoming fifth TYest match for England in Chennai against India and what has gone so wrong on the current tour which leaves Alastair Cook’s team 3-0 down going into the fifth and final encounter with Virat Kohli’s men before they head home for Christmas.

Is there a way back in for Yorkshire’s new captain to prove he can still cut it international level and what ar England’s middle-order options going forward. We also discuss how long Cook will continue as England captain, with the five-day team not in action again until July next year when South Africa visit England.

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