Over the last few years England have been branded too conservative in their style of play in Test cricket, but Stokes is hopeful that under Root's leadership, fans will be excited again.
"We need people to fall in love with it again," Sky Sports News quotes Stokes as saying. "We need to win but we want to perform in a manner that makes people want to come and watch us.
"Every team goes through transition but I hope we can be influential in taking the team forward. Cooky started us on that path, Rooty was part of that as vice-captain and now we can carry that on. We have the same direction of where we want to take the team."
Root will have time to put his plans in place as England do not play a Test match until July.