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Ben Stokes promises to take 'positive route' as England captaincy looms


There have been times in Ben Stokes' career - you know the times; we don't need to rehash them here - when the captaincy of England seemed a distant dream.

So it is a reflection of how much he has matured as a cricketer and a man that he seems the obvious choice now. With Joe Root expected to miss one of the Tests against West Indies to attend the birth of his second child - the need to self-isolate for a week before returning to the team environment will extend his absence - Stokes, the side's vice-captain, is set to step ...


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