Root to miss first West Indies Test, Stokes to captain England | Cricket News

LONDON: England captain Joe Root will miss subsequent week’s first Test towards the West Indies, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Tuesday.
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 little one later this week.
The skipper will miss England’s three-day intra-squad warm-up match beginning on Wednesday and subsequent week’s first Test, additionally being staged at Hampshire’s headquarters, which begins on July 8.
Root’s absence had been broadly anticipated.
Under well being protocols for the bio-secure sequence, Root will start a seven-day self-isolation interval at house 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 Test at Emirates Old Trafford, which begins on July 16.
The Manchester floor can also be the venue for the third and closing match of the sequence, which is happening behind closed doorways.
Vice-captain Ben Stokes will lead England for the first 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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