Joe Root to miss 1st Test vs West Indies to be at birth of his 2nd child, Ben Stokes to lead England: Joe Root will go away the England crew camp in Southampton on Wednesday to be along with his spouse Carrie, who’s anticipating the couple’s 2nd little one this week

Joe Root to miss 1st Test vs West Indies to be at birth of his 2nd child, Ben Stokes to lead England

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The primary Take a look at is scheduled to start on July eight on the Ageas Bowl in Southampton
  • Joe Root will go away England’s coaching camp on Wednesday to be along with his spouse
  • Root would endure a 7-day self-isolation interval at residence earlier than becoming a member of the England squad again once more

ngland captain Joe Root will miss the primary Take a look at towards the West Indies subsequent week to be on the beginning of his second little one.

Root will go away the crew camp in Southampton on Wednesday to be along with his spouse Carrie, who’s anticipating this week.

Vice captain Ben Stokes will lead England for the primary time whereas Jos Buttler will assume vice-captain duties.

When Root leaves the hospital along with his household, he’ll self-isolate for seven days then be part of England earlier than the second Take a look at on July 13 in Manchester.

Stokes was ready for this chance since Monday when he mentioned what an enormous honour it could be to guide England as soon as in his profession.

“I’ve given it slightly thought however probably not dived into it but.

“I imply, it is not prefer it’s not a giant deal. Getting the chance to captain England is a large honour. Even when it is solely the as soon as, you’ll be able to say you captained England.

“So it is one thing that I am trying ahead to if the chance presents itself. But additionally I do know I am solely stepping in to take over the reins due to Joe’s private state of affairs,” Stokes instructed a digital news convention.

Stokes has matured since his well-chronicled disciplinary issues and was inspirational as England received the World Cup final yr. He’s now Root’s trusted vice-captain.

He mentioned the final time he captained a crew was throughout an academy sport towards Scotland when he was a youngster.

“I by no means set a purpose to need to be a captain. In case you take a look at Alastair Cook dinner he was destined to be captain after Andrew Strauss and Joe Root was destined to be captain after Alastair Cook dinner, who the following one can be when one is coming in the direction of the top of his profession, Stokes mentioned.

Stokes additionally mentioned being captain or not, his type won’t change.

“I all the time attempt to set the instance when it comes to dedication and perspective,” he mentioned. “When it comes right down to what to do in a state of affairs it is going to all the time be a optimistic route.”

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