New Delhi: England Vs West Indies: Former England player Kevin Pietersen said that if regular captain Joe Root’s selection is not available for the first Test against the West Indies, then all-rounder captaining Ben Stokes Should not put an additional burden of The former England captain said that wicketkeeper-batsman Jose Butler would be better for this position. Test captain Root is not scheduled to play in the first Test starting July 8. His wife is going to become a mother for the second time around this date. According to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) guidelines, Joe Root will have to stay in Corantine for seven days before joining the national team.
Kevin Pietersen asked TalkSport in question, “Do I want to see Ben Stokes in another role?” Probably not, I would like Jose Butler to captain me. Kevin Pietersen feels it would not be right to give Ben Stokes the responsibility to lead the team. Pietersen said that players who enjoy joking and having fun with other players are sometimes not the best captain and struggle after getting such responsibility. Peterson said he did not like his short stint as captain. He said, I was struggling during that time, I did not like that responsibility. You have to change yourself and I could not get that honor in the dressing room. I used to say something and it was taken lightly. Root advocated Stokes to be the captain last week.
However, let us tell you that due to writing something new and different in your book, Ben Stocks came in the discussion recently. Ben Stokes, questioning India’s strategy while chasing runs in the match against his team in the World Cup 2019, said that he found the partnership of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli mysterious while Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not show passion. Ben Stokes termed Indian captain Kohli’s complaint of a 59-meter boundary line as frustration. Ben Stokes has mentioned this match of the World Cup in his book ‘On Fire’. However, Ben Stocks has not mentioned anywhere that the Indian team intentionally lost the match.