Having by no means led a facet in first-class cricket, Ben Stokes can be captaining the nationwide group for the primary time within the 1st Check in opposition to West Indies.
Ben Stokes to guide England within the 1st Check vs West Indies (AFP Photograph)
- Ben Stokes will lead England within the 1st Check in opposition to West Indies in Joe Root’s absence
- I believe he’ll do an incredible job. He’s a talisman, is not he? Coach Chris Silverwood
- England tackle West Indies within the 1st Check from July 8
England coach Chris Silverwood believes star all-rounder Ben Stokes will make up for an incredible chief when he replaces Joe Root as captain for the primary Check in opposition to the West Indies beginning right here on July 8.
England’s World Cup hero Ben Stokes was on Tuesday named captain for the opening Check in opposition to West Indies rather than Root, who has taken go away to be along with his spouse for the start of their second youngster.
Having by no means led a facet in first-class cricket, star all-rounder Stokes can be captaining the nationwide group for the primary time in his profession when England and West Indies lock horns within the opening Check of the three-match collection on the Ageas Bowl.
“I believe he’ll do an incredible job. He’s a talisman, is not he? He leads from the entrance anyway. He’s acutely aware of the folks round him as effectively so I believe he’ll do an incredible job in Joe Root’s absence,” Silverwood was quoted as saying by ‘The Guardian’ newspaper.
“We all know he has acquired an aggressive nature however equally there’s a good cricket mind in there as effectively.
I believe he can be fairly vocal about what strikes he’s making on the market.
“I am trying ahead to working with him from a training viewpoint. I’ll prolong him the identical courtesies I do Rooty. He may have loads of say in what’s going on and he’ll play a giant half in giving his opinions throughout choice as effectively,” he stated.
Silverwood additionally revealed that Jos Buttler can be Stokes deputy within the opening Check.
The English coach shouldn’t be studying a lot into Stokes’ lack of management expertise.
“He is been Rooty’s right-hand man for some time now. I do know Rooty does flip to him rather a lot. He is been concerned in loads of talks we’ve got behind the scenes,” Silverwood added.