England's batsmen Joe Root and Chris Woakes (L) walk off undefeated at stumps against Australia on the fourth day of the second Ashes cricket Test match in Adelaide in December 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / William WEST / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

England batsman Joe Root is set to retain his place as captain, with a decision to be made following the conclusion of the Ashes.

Questions have been raised as to whether Root is fit enough to lead England on the international stage after enduring a tough summer down under.

The 30-year-old has captained his nation to 60 Tests - the most by an Englishman in the game's history.

While the in-form No.4 has led with bat-in-hand and currently holds a greater wins tally than his predecessors, Root holds an unwanted win percentage of 45%.

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The Yorkshire talent has also amassed a poor record in Australia, having failed to win a single Test match during his time as a touring nation in the Ashes, having made the venture south on three occasions - twice as captain.

A number of strategic errors this summer have compounded the concerns surrounding Root's future as captain, however the England star is tipped to hold onto the proverbial captain's armband.

According to The TelegraphRoot is poised to retain his place as skipper of England, with a decision to come once England's camp returns home to the UK.

A fortunate fault for Root is the fact that there are no clear candidates in the England squad that firm as a suitable chance to be named as his successor.

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That thought has been evident in England's horror summer abroad, with Root having continued his run as England's outlier as the only runs-scorer that has found continued form.

Root scored 1708 runs last year at an average of 61.00, with the next best tally being opener Rory Burns, who amassed just the 530 runs from 19 innings.