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Root missing, Stokes to captain England against West Indies

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England Regular skipper Joe Root’s wife, Carrie, who is expecting their child later this week. He will leave the team’s training camp on Wednesday to be with his wife.

England have confirmed Ben Stokes will captain the Test side against West Indies next week as Joe Root will attend the birth of his second child. 

Due to ICC corona-virus protocol, seven days self-isolation Root will be needed once he leaves the hospital. The first Test, which begins on July 8, meaning he will miss the start of the test. Root is due to return to the role for the second Test, which begins in Manchester on July 13.

All-rounder Stokes, who is normally the vice-captain, will therefore fill in for Root as the skipper for the first of the three Tests.

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