England all-rounder Ben Stokes is poised to guide the workforce within the first Test towards West Indies on July eight with captain Joe Root more likely to omit the sport to wait the delivery of his 2d kid.
Ben Stokes can be England in first Test towards West Indies. (AP Photo)
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England’s talisman Ben Stokes says captaining his nation even simply as soon as in his occupation could be a “huge honour” however admits it used to be by no means an enormous ambition.
The all-rounder is poised to guide the workforce within the first Test towards West Indies on July eight with captain Joe Root more likely to omit the sport to wait the delivery of his 2d kid.
“So it’s something that I’m looking forward to if the opportunity presents itself. But also I know I’m only stepping in to take over the reins because of Joe’s personal situation.”
Stokes has matured since his well-chronicled disciplinary issues and used to be inspirational as England received the World Cup closing 12 months. He is now Root’s depended on vice-captain.
He mentioned the closing time he captained a workforce used to be all through an academy sport towards Scotland when he used to be an adolescent.
“I never set a goal to want to be a captain,” Stokes mentioned. “If you look at Alastair Cook he was destined to be captain after Andrew Strauss and Joe Root was destined to be captain after Alastair Cook, you know who the next one will be when one is coming towards the end of his career.
“If I’m being honest, I’m not one of those who people would necessarily associate with being next England captain. But I am looking forward to the opportunity of doing it.”
Should Stokes captain the aspect subsequent week in Southampton — a fit being performed in a bio-secure stadium with out enthusiasts on account of the COVID-19 pandemic — he says he’ll be properly ready.
“Being able learn from Cookie and Joe Root in different situations in the game has rubbed off on me and will put me in good stead for all the situations a Test match can throw at you,” he mentioned.
“At the same time we have some experienced guys out on the field I can use like Jimmy (Anderson) and (Stuart Broad) Broady, so many people to throw ideas off.”
Stokes mentioned being captain or no longer, his taste won’t alternate.
“I always try to set the example in terms of commitment and attitude,” he mentioned. “When it comes down to what to do in a situation it will always be a positive route.”