The three-match Test series between hosts England and West Indies is going to start from next week. This will be the first time since the second week of March, when an international match will be played.
The first match of the Test series will be from July 8, in which England all-rounder Ben Stokes is going to be captained by the team. This will be the first time that Ben Stokes will captain the England team.
Ben Stokes is going to land as a captain in the first Test match. The team management of the England Cricket Board has also supported Stokes, as the regular captain of the team, Joe Root, will not be able to play the first Test match. Actually, Root’s wife Carrie is about to give birth to their second child. During this, Joe Root will be with wife Carrie. Carrie will give birth to the baby in the next few days and after that Joe Root will have to follow the Kovid 19 protocols to join the team again.
After being discharged from the hospital, the route will have to remain in a week of self-isolation. In this way, they will not be part of the Southampton Test match to be held from 8 July. Let us know that this is the first time that Joe Root will not be part of England’s Test team since 2014. After playing for 77 Test matches in a row, he has to take a break. The issue holds the world record of former England captain Alastair Cook, who has played 159 Test matches for the country in a row.
For your information, let us know that Ben Stokes has never captained any big team except the academy, but now he has a chance to captain directly in international cricket. This will be the first time he will lead the country’s team after being found guilty of a skirmish in Bristol and then acquitted of the case. Not only this, senior players of England team are also supporting Ben Stokes as a captain.