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.
Stokes says he is proud to lead his country.
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- England confirm Ben Stokes will captain side in first Test against West Indies (daily mail – mail online)
- 'I'm proud of what I've been able to do since that incident': Ben Stokes ready to lead England (daily mail – mail online)