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England captain Joe Root set to miss first test against West Indies

England captain Joe Root is set to miss the first Test against the West Indies next week as he will attend the birth

Joe Root

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 Jun 2020 11:19 AM GMT

LONDON: England captain Joe Root is set to miss the first Test against the West Indies next week as he will attend the birth of his second child, a BBC report said.

Ben Stokes is set to captain England for the first time in Root's absence.

The three-Test series between the two teams will mark the resumption of cricket after the sport was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Root's wife is expecting a baby around similar time as the first Test and if Root attends the birth of his second child then he will have to go under mandatory self-isolation before joining the team again. IANS

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