Ben Stokes will lead England within the first Check towards West Indies in Joe Root’s absence.© AFP
England captain Joe Root will miss subsequent week’s first Check towards the West Indies, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Tuesday. Joe Root will depart the coaching camp on the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday to be together with his spouse Carrie, who’s anticipating the couple’s second baby later this week. The skipper will miss England’s three-day intra-squad warm-up match beginning on Wednesday and subsequent week’s first Check, additionally being staged at Hampshire’s headquarters, which begins on July 8.
Root’s absence had been extensively anticipated.
Underneath well being protocols for the bio-secure sequence, Root will start a seven-day self-isolation interval at residence as soon as he leaves hospital together with his household, in a measure designed to fight the unfold of the coronavirus.
England hope to have the Yorkshire batsman again with their squad for the second Check at Emirates Previous Trafford, which begins on July 16.
The Manchester floor can be the venue for the third and closing match of the sequence, which is going down behind closed doorways.
Vice-captain Ben Stokes will lead England for the primary time in Southampton.
Jos Buttler will take over as vice-captain for the opening match of the sequence, which marks the return of main worldwide cricket from lockdown.
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