After a break of nearly four months, international cricket will return from the Test series that begins on 8 July between England and the West Indies. In the first match of the three-Test series, the England team will take the field without its regular captain Joe Root. In the absence of Root, star all-rounder Ben Stokes will be seen as the captain of the English team for the first time. This will be the first time Stokes will lead the team in an international match.
Stokes has clarified his intention that even after becoming the captain, there will be no change in him. Stokes says that he will be seen on the field in the same aggressive phase as before. Please tell that Root’s wife is going to give birth soon, so he will not be available to play in the first match.
Stokes said, “If the pitch is flat, then I will put the ball in the hands of Archer, Broad and Anderson.” If I could not bowl properly then it is better for me not to bowl. If I am bowling well, then I want to do the same continuously. “
Stokes has played 63 Tests
Stokes says that after playing 63 Tests, he is fully ready to handle this responsibility. Stokes made his captaincy debut in 2013 and has been playing under Root since the veteran opener retired.
Let me tell you that on March 13, the last international cricket match was played. Cricket is going to return to England and West Indies without spectators on the field. West Indies players reached England a month ago for this series. Not only this, due to Coronavirus during the series, changes will also be seen in the rules of cricket.