England vs West Indies: Joe Root To Miss First Test Against West Indies, Ben Stokes To Lead England | Cricket News

"If Ben Stokes Was Captain He Would Be Fantastic": Joe Root | Cricket News

Ben Stokes will lead England within the first Test in opposition to West Indies in Joe Root’s absence.© AFP

England captain Joe Root will miss subsequent week’s first Test in opposition to the West Indies, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Tuesday. Joe Root will go away the coaching camp on the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday to be along with his spouse Carrie, who’s anticipating the couple’s second little one later this week. The skipper will miss England’s three-day intra-squad warm-up match beginning on Wednesday and subsequent week’s first Test, additionally being staged at Hampshire’s headquarters, which begins on July 8.

Root’s absence had been extensively anticipated.

Under well being protocols for the bio-secure collection, Root will start a seven-day self-isolation interval at dwelling as soon as he leaves hospital along with his household, in a measure designed to fight the unfold of the coronavirus.

England hope to have the Yorkshire batsman again with their squad for the second Test at Emirates Old Trafford, which begins on July 16.

The Manchester floor can also be the venue for the third and last match of the collection, which is going down behind closed doorways.


Vice-captain Ben Stokes will lead England for the first time in Southampton.

Jos Buttler will take over as vice-captain for the opening match of the collection, which marks the return of main worldwide cricket from lockdown.

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