LONDON: Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen feels all-rounder Ben Stokes doesn't need the burden of captaincy just yet as according to him, entertainers like Stokes don't always make the best of captains.
Test skipper Joe Root is reportedly doubtful for the first Test against West Indies starting July 8 as his wife is expecting around the same time as per The Telegraph. He will have to attend a mandatory seven days self-isolation in order to link-up with the squad again.
Pietersen believes Jos Buttler would be his preferred choice as Stokes should be allowed to continue to play the role of match-winner without any futher pressure.
"Do I want to see Ben Stokes change from who he is and the current player he is? Probably not, Jos Buttler would be my guy," Pietersen was quoted as saying by talkSPORT. IANS