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Sport Ben Stokes will do a great job as England captain, says coach Chris Silverwood

03:31  01 july  2020
03:31  01 july  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

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‘ Stokes will do a great job ,’ says England coach . Asked how Stokes will go about his business Silverwood replied with a smile: “We will find out won’t we? We know he has got an aggressive nature but equally there is a good cricket brain in there as well.

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Ben Stokes is a talisman who will do a great job as stand-in captain for England in the first Test against West Indies, head coach Chris Silverwood has said.

Stokes will skipper the side as international cricket returns from the coronavirus-enforced hiatus at the Ageas Bowl on July 8, with England's regular Test captain Joe Root set to miss the opening game of the three-match series to be at the birth of his second child.

Root will have to self-isolate for seven days before returning to the England camp ahead of the final two Tests at Old Trafford as part of coronavirus protocols.

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Ben Stokes will captain England for the first time in next week's opening Test against the West Indies, with regular skipper Joe Root taking time out to attend the birth of his second child. Root's wife Carrie is due to give birth later this week and, with the strict protocols in place to ensure the series takes place

All-rounder Stokes will step into the breach, with Jos Buttler serving as vice-captain, and Silverwood has the utmost confidence in the Durham man to perform the role to a high standard.

"I think he will do a great job," Silverwood told reporters at a media conference.

"He is a talisman, isn't he? He leads from the front anyway. He is conscientious of the people around him as well so I think he will do a great job in Joe Root's absence."

Asked what kind of captain he will be, Silverwood replied: "We will find out won't we?

"We know he has got an aggressive nature but equally there is a good cricket brain in there as well.

"I think he will be quite thoughtful about what moves he is making out there. I'm looking forward to working with him from a coaching point of view. I will extend him the same courtesies I do Rooty.

"He will have a lot of say in what is going on and he will play a big part in giving his opinions across selection as well.

"I think he's in a good position to do it, he's been Rooty's right-hand man for a while. I know Rooty does turn to him a lot. He's been in a lot of the talks we have behind the scenes so he's in a great place to pick up the reins."

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