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Joe Root To Miss The First Test Against West Indies, Ben Stokes The Stand-In Captain

July 2, 2020

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Joe Root will miss the primary Test against West Indies one week from now to be at the introduction of his subsequent kid. Ben Stokes will skipper England without precedent for Root’s nonappearance while Jos Buttler will expect the job of Stokes’ bad habit chief.

Root will leave England’s pre-arrangement preparing camp at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday (July 1). He will be with his better half Carrie who is expecting their second kid in the not so distant future. He will have no impact in the three-day intra-crew coordinate which starts tomorrow.

When Root leaves the emergency clinic, he should watch a multi-day disconnection period at home. This is before getting together with the England crew in front of the second Test at Emirates Old Trafford which starts on Monday, July 13.

England looking for an alternative wicket-keeper

The affirmation of Buttler as vice-captain hopes to have finished the discussion about who will wear the wicket-keeping gloves against West Indies. Buttler is the officeholder however both Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow were remembered for the pre-arrangement preparing bunch which is as of now preparing on the south coast.

Stokes was a part of England’s crew for the prematurely ended visit to Sri Lanka in March. While Bairstow has said as of late that he needs to recover the gloves in the wake of losing them toward the beginning of the previous winter following a helpless Ashes arrangement with the bat.

Be that as it may, Buttler hopes to have seen them two off for the present. In spite of the fact that he should improve his profits with the bat. On the off chance that he is to make the wicket-keeping position his own. He found the middle value of only 17.55 in five Tests this winter.

There are various alternatives to cover Root’s situation at number four in the batting line-up. A top request of Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley and Joe Denly is maybe in all probability. Yet Bairstow could likewise play as a master batsman.

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