DURHAM will wait to see how Keaton Jennings fares as an England player before deciding their captaincy issues for next season.

It was anticipated that he would take over as one-day skipper from Mark Stoneman, who has joined Surrey.

There was also a possibility that the four-day captaincy would be dangled to help persuade him to stay, but that option would recede if he showed signs of becoming an England regular.

Jennings had a get-out clause in the four-year contract he signed in August, allowing him to leave if Durham were relegated. But he has indicated that he will be staying, irrespective of whether he is handed any captaincy duties.

While his decision is a huge relief to Durham, the possibility that he will be required by England for part of next summer is a concern following the loss of Stoneman and Scott Borthwick.

Jennings will make his Test debut tomorrow as a replacement for the injured Haseeb Hameed, who has already impressed sufficiently to earn a run as Alastair Cook's opening partner.

There could still be a place available at No 3, however, with Joe Root reverting to the problem position at four.

Once Stoneman had decided to leave, Paul Collingwood underlined his own commitment to Durham by taking over the one-day reins and announcing that he would play on for a third season beyond his intended retirement.

But, having passed his 40th birthday, he suffered a spate of minor injuries and Jennings took on the captaincy in very assured style.

Collingwood and coach Jon Lewis have discussed the issue with Jennings, but they will wait to see how he performs in India before making any decisions.