Ben Stokes will captain England for the indispensable time subsequent week after it modified into as soon as confirmed Joe Root will omit the indispensable Take a look at against West Indies to help the birth of his second shrimp one.
Root, 29, will leave England’s training camp in Southampton on Wednesday, with the birth expected later this week.
With the series being held in a bio-get ambiance, Root will must self-isolate for a week after leaving hospital earlier than re-becoming a member of the squad.
The first Take a look at begins on 8 July.
Root, who would possibly maybe perhaps also omit England’s intra-squad warm-up match which begins on Wednesday, will rejoin the squad on 13 July earlier than the second Take a look at at Former Trafford, which begins on 16 July.
Stokes will become the 81st man to guide England in a Take a look at, and the indispensable all-rounder since Andrew Flintoff.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler will attend as his vice-captain.
Stokes has no dependable captaincy skills,announcing on Mondaythe closing time he led a side modified into as soon as at some level of his time with the Durham academy.
Stokes has had two spells as vice-captain, having taken up the characteristic when Root modified into as soon as made captain in 2017.
He modified into as soon as stripped of the characteristic in following an incident exterior a Bristol nightclub in September 2017; he modified into as soon as charged with affray,but later acquitted.
He modified into as soon as reinstated in 2019 at some level of a stellar year which included leading England to victory in the World Cup final and taking half in indubitably one of the most all-time mountainous Take a look at innings in the excellent one-wicket Ashes bewitch over australia at Headingley.
On Monday, he acknowledged he would no longer alter his form of play if he modified into as soon as confirmed as captain.
Speaking earlier than Tuesday’s announcement, he acknowledged: “Getting the replace to captain England is a ample honour – even supposing it’s most productive the whenever you would possibly maybe perhaps perhaps perhaps silent command: ‘Yeah, I’ve captained England.’
“Or no longer it’s a ample honour to focus on, and one thing I am if truth be told having a gaze ahead to if the replace gifts itself, but as well at the same time I do know I am most productive stepping in for the one recreation due to Joe’s inner most recount.”