So far, two and a half months of cricket has become useless due to Corona virus epidemic. However, it is believed that international cricket may return in June. The resumption of international cricket is expected to happen on England’s land, as the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced a Test series against the West Indies, but now the ECB will have to get permission from the UK government for this series.
The three-match Test series between the West Indies and hosts England is going to begin from July 8, but part of this match will probably not be Captain Joe Root of the England team. The reason behind this is that Joe Root’s wife is going to be the mother of another child. In such a situation, if you are on root dead duty then you will not be on national duty. Joe Root’s wife Carrie will give birth to their second child in the first or second week of July.
Now the question is that when Captain Joe Root will not be a part of this Test match to be held in Southampton, then who will captain the team. The answer has also been found. According to Cricbuzz’s report, England’s Test team vice-captain Ben Stokes may captain the England team for the first time in Test cricket. According to Cricket Archive, Ben Stokes has captained the team three times so far, but this captaincy was at the domestic level.
Ben Stokes captained the Durham team, playing the Under 17s in one match, while captaining the Durham Academy in two matches. During this time, his record as captain is to win in one match, defeat in one match and draw in one match. Before the Ashes series last year, Ben Stokes was appointed vice-captain of the team in July. Ben Stokes, who performed brilliantly as a player, can be captained in international cricket.