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Stokes to captain England in 1st Test as Root attends birth of his child


Having never led a side in first-class cricket, Stokes will lead the national team for the first time in his career when England and West Indies lock horns 1st Test at Ageas Bowl from July 8

Stokes could thus become England's least-experienced captain in their history, never having captained a first-class, List A or T20 game.

England's World Cup hero Ben Stokes was on Tuesday named captain for the opening Test against West Indies in place of Joe Root, who has taken leave to be with his wife for the birth of their second child.

Having never led ...


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