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Revealed: July 1, 2020 2:40:06 pm

Ben Stokes, Ben Stokes captain, Ben Stokes England Captain, England vs West Indies, Cricket after lockdown Ben Stokes will England staff within the opening Check in opposition to West Indies. (Reuters)

England coach Chris Silverwood believes star all-rounder Ben Stokes will make up for a terrific chief when he replaces Joe Root as captain for the primary Check in opposition to the West Indies beginning right here on July 8.

England’s World Cup hero Ben Stokes was on Tuesday named captain for the opening Check in opposition to West Indies rather than Root, who has taken depart to be along with his spouse for the start of their second youngster.

Having by no means led a facet in first-class cricket, star all-rounder Stokes will probably be captaining the nationwide staff for the primary time in his profession when England and West Indies lock horns within the opening Check of the three-match sequence on the Ageas Bowl.

“I feel he’ll do a terrific job. He’s a talisman, isn’t he? He leads from the entrance anyway. He’s aware of the individuals round him as effectively so I feel he’ll do a terrific job in Joe Root’s absence,” Silverwood was quoted as saying by ‘The Guardian’ newspaper.

“We all know he has received an aggressive nature however equally there’s a good cricket mind in there as effectively. I feel he will probably be fairly vocal about what strikes he’s making on the market.

“I’m wanting ahead to working with him from a training standpoint. I’ll prolong him the identical courtesies I do Rooty. He may have loads of say in what’s going on and he’ll play a giant half in giving his opinions throughout choice as effectively,” he stated.

Silverwood additionally revealed that Jos Buttler will probably be Stokes deputy within the opening Check.

The English coach will not be studying a lot into Stokes’ lack of management expertise.

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

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