"He is very passionate," Root told Sky Sports News of Stokes. "You can see that already in what he has said about being given the role. He is desperate to show how much it means for him to play for England.
"When we bat together, we generally complement each other pretty well in the way we go about things, and I think that will be very similar in the way we lead this team.
"He is obviously very fiery, and can be quite in your face, but I think that will work well alongside me."
Root and Stokes will take charge of the side for the first time when the Test series with South Africa begins at Lord's on July 6.