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Harry Brook set for first senior captaincy role with Northern Superchargers in The Hundred

England batter Harry Brook will take up his first senior captaincy role this summer when he leads Northern Superchargers in The Hundred.

The Yorkshireman has been touted as a future England captain and even been mentioned as a successor to white-ball skipper Jos Buttler, whose position is uncertain after another modest World Cup campaign.

Brook oversaw England's fortunes at the 2018 Under-19 World Cup and is set to get more experience at the Headingley-based Superchargers alongside Andrew Flintoff, himself in his first head coach gig.

"It's an honour to captain Northern Superchargers," Brook said. "It's always special to play at Headingley and to represent the area, and to do that as captain in The Hundred this year will be extra special.

"I really like the look of the squad we've formed, and I think there's a lot to be excited about. I can't wait to work with Freddie and the rest of the group and hopefully it'll be a year to remember."

The Superchargers have England Test captain Ben Stokes in their ranks plus fellow World Cup winners Adil Rashid and Jason Roy, drafted in as a replacement for Brydon Carse, who is serving a ban for breaching betting rules.

Brook seems likely to miss at least the first two Superchargers fixtures — against Trent Rockets and Southern Brave on July 26 and 30 respectively — as they overlap with England's third Test against the West Indies at Edgbaston.

Brook, the only male centurion in last year's edition and third in the run-scoring charts, could be in situ for the clash against Oval Invincibles on August 2.

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