England captain Joe Root will miss the primary Check in opposition to the West Indies subsequent week to be on the delivery of his second youngster.
Root will go away the crew camp in Southampton on Wednesday to be along with his spouse Carrie, who’s anticipating this week.
Ben Stokes will lead England for the primary time. Jos Buttler will assume vice-captain duties.
When Root leaves the hospital along with his household, he’ll self-isolate for seven days then be a part of England earlier than the second Check on July 13 in Manchester.