West Indies tour of England 2020: Joe Root to overlook Southampton Check; Ben Stokes to guide England

Joe Root to overlook Southampton Check: It has been confirmed that the English captain will miss the primary Check in opposition to West Indies.

England Check captain Joe Root is all set to overlook the primary Check in opposition to West Indies on the Ageas Bowl in Southampton as him and his spouse Carrie expect their second little one within the first week of July.

Contemplating that the resumption of worldwide cricket put up the COVID-19 outbreak shall be occurring inside a bio-secure bubble, Root shall be required to dwelling quarantine for seven days after the delivery of his second little one earlier than getting into the bubble in accordance with England Cricket Board.

Root, 29, is predicted to hitch the English staff on July 13 in Manchester the place the second and third Checks are scheduled to be performed.

Joe Root to overlook Southampton Check

The event concerning the English captain is just not unknown as he himself had as his substitute to guide England practically a month in the past.

Stokes, 29, has been England’s Check vice-captain for some years now. A stellar all-rounder throughout codecs, Stokes is inexperienced within the captaincy division as he’s but to guide a aspect in aggressive cricket.

Whereas former England batsman Kevin Pietersen spoke in opposition to in Root’s absence, the Durham participant on July 8.

England ODI and T20I vice-captain Jos Buttler has been named to play Stokes’ deputy within the first Check in opposition to West Indies. Whereas the identical virtually confirms the previous enjoying as a wicket-keeper batsman very like he did in South Africa earlier this yr, it additionally settles the controversy between choosing one out of Buttler, and Ben Foakes.


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