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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Joe Root will depart the England staff camp in Southampton on Wednesday to be together with his spouse Carrie, who’s anticipating the couple’s 2nd youngster this week.

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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 depart England’s coaching camp on Wednesday to be together with his spouse
  • Root would bear a 7-day self-isolation interval at house earlier than becoming a member of the England squad again once more

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

Root will depart the staff camp in Southampton on Wednesday to be together 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 together 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 a little bit thought however not likely dived into it but.

“I imply, it isn’t prefer it’s not an enormous deal. Getting the chance to captain England is a large honour. Even when it is solely the as soon as, you may say you captained England.

“So it is one thing that I am trying ahead to if the chance presents itself. But in addition 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 information convention.

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

He mentioned the final time he captained a staff was throughout an academy sport in opposition to Scotland when he was a teen.

“I by no means set a aim to wish to be a captain. For those who take a look at Alastair Prepare dinner he was destined to be captain after Andrew Strauss and Joe Root was destined to be captain after Alastair Prepare dinner, who the following one will probably be when one is coming in the direction of the top of his profession, Stokes mentioned.

Stokes additionally mentioned being captain or not, his fashion is not going to change.

“I at all times attempt to set the instance when it comes to dedication and angle,” he mentioned. “When it comes right down to what to do in a state of affairs it should at all times be a constructive route.”

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