Stokes To Captain England In First West Indies Test

Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka|July 1, 2020

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Stokes To Captain England In First West Indies Test
England Captain Joe Root will miss the first Test of their three-match series against West Indies to attend the birth of his child, with Ben Stokes set to take the reins in his absence, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said yesterday.

The first Test is scheduled to begin on July 8 at the Ageas Bowl and Root will leave England’s training camp today to be with his wife, Carrie, who is expecting their second child later this week.

Root will also miss England’s three-day warm-up match that begins today.

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