Having by no means led a aspect in first-class cricket, Ben Stokes might be captaining the nationwide workforce for the primary time within the 1st Take a look at towards West Indies.

Ben Stokes to lead England in the 1st Test vs West Indies (AFP Photo)

Ben Stokes to steer England within the 1st Take a look at vs West Indies (AFP Photograph)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ben Stokes will lead England within the 1st Take a look at towards West Indies in Joe Root’s absence
  • I feel he’ll do a fantastic job. He’s a talisman, is not he? Coach Chris Silverwood
  • England tackle West Indies within the 1st Take a look at from July 8

England coach Chris Silverwood believes star all-rounder Ben Stokes will make up for a fantastic chief when he replaces Joe Root as captain for the primary Take a look at towards the West Indies beginning right here on July 8.

England’s World Cup hero Ben Stokes was on Tuesday named captain for the opening Take a look at towards West Indies rather than Root, who has taken depart to be together with his spouse for the delivery of their second baby.

Having by no means led a aspect in first-class cricket, star all-rounder Stokes might be captaining the nationwide workforce for the primary time in his profession when England and West Indies lock horns within the opening Take a look at of the three-match collection on the Ageas Bowl.

“I feel he’ll do a fantastic job. He’s a talisman, is not he? He leads from the entrance anyway. He’s acutely aware of the folks round him as properly so I feel he’ll do a fantastic job in Joe Root’s absence,” Silverwood was quoted as saying by ‘The Guardian’ newspaper.

“We all know he has bought an aggressive nature however equally there’s a good cricket mind in there as properly.

I feel he might be fairly vocal about what strikes he’s making on the market.

“I am trying ahead to working with him from a training viewpoint. I’ll prolong him the identical courtesies I do Rooty. He can have numerous say in what’s going on and he’ll play a giant half in giving his opinions throughout choice as properly,” he mentioned.

Silverwood additionally revealed that Jos Buttler might be Stokes deputy within the opening Take a look at.

The English coach is just not studying a lot into Stokes’ lack of management expertise.

“He is been Rooty’s right-hand man for some time now. I do know Rooty does flip to him lots. He is been concerned in numerous talks now we have behind the scenes,” Silverwood added.

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