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Hussain stays on for Tests

It's about as surprising as hearing of another Ashes defeat for England, but Nasser Hussain has been confirmed as England's Test captain for the coming summer

Wisden CricInfo staff
22-Jul-2005
It's about as surprising as hearing of another Ashes defeat for England, but Nasser Hussain has been confirmed as England's Test captain for the coming summer. Hussain, who stood down as one-day captain after the World Cup, will take charge of seven Tests - two against Zimbabwe, and five against South Africa.
The England selectors met at Edgbaston yesterday, and agreed that Hussain should carry on the job he began against New Zealand in 1999 - also at Edgbaston, as it happens. Since then Hussain, who was 35 on March 28, has captained England in 42 Tests, winning 15, drawing 12, and losing 15, eight of them to Australia.
The ECB said that Hussain's replacement as one-day captain would be announced by the end of April.