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Joe Root to Miss First Test Against WI, Ben Stokes to Captain England

Joe Root to Miss First Test Against WI, Ben Stokes to Captain England

London: Joe Root is not going to be taking part in for England of their first Test towards the West Indies and all-rounder Ben Stokes will likely be main the group in his place, the England and Wales Cricket Board introduced on Tuesday. Root will likely be together with his spouse for the delivery of their second youngster.

The ECB additional mentioned that wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler will likely be vice-captain to Stokes. Buttler is vice-captain of the England limited-overs sides.

“England Test captain Joe Root will leave the training camp at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday afternoon to be with his wife, Carrie, who is expecting their second child later this week,” mentioned the ECB in its assertion.

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“He will miss England’s three-day intra-squad warm-up match beginning tomorrow and the #IncreaseTheBat first Test towards West Indies commencing on Wednesday 8 July on the Ageas Bowl.

“Root will start a seven-day self-isolation interval at house as soon as he leaves hospital together with his household. He will be a part of up with the England squad forward of the second Test at Emirates Old Trafford on Monday 13 July.

“Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has been Root’s Test vice-captain since his appointment last July, will captain the side for the first time in Southampton. Lancashire’s Jos Buttler will assume vice-captaincy duties.”

England’s first Test towards West Indies will begin on July Eight in Southampton. This is the primary cricket collection to be performed because the sport went right into a freeze mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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