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Stokes to captain England against West Indies with Root missing

Ben Stokes and Joe Root - cropped
Ben Stokes, left, and Joe Root
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Modified 30 Jun 2020, 19:56 IST
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England have confirmed Ben Stokes will captain the Test side against West Indies next week as Joe Root will attend the birth of his second child. 

Regular skipper Root will leave the team's training camp on Wednesday to be with his wife, Carrie, who is expecting their child later this week.

Due to coronavirus protocol, Root will need to self-isolate for seven days once he leaves the hospital, meaning he will miss the start of the first Test, which begins on July 8.

All-rounder Stokes, who is normally the vice-captain, will therefore fill in for Root as the skipper for the first of the three Tests.

Root is due to return to the role for the second Test, which begins in Manchester on July 13.

Published 30 Jun 2020, 19:56 IST
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