Benjamin Andrew Stokes is one of the most popular English Cricketers of the current era, Born in Christchurch, New Zealand the 29-year old is one of the world’s best allrounder.
Stokes has been an integral part of the England Cricket team for a few years now and has time and again proved how he is a genuine match-winner for the team.
From his mind-blowing innings of 135 in the 3rdashes test and his memorable performances throughout the Cricket World Cup, 2019 made him a cricketing superstar. Due to his memorable performances, Stokes has been appointed as the Captain of the England team during the first test match against the West Indies.
The West Indies are going to be visiting England and will play three test matches starting from the 8th of July and the Live Cricket Score would be available from 3:30 PM, The first match that is set to be played in Southampton and is scheduled to start from the 8th is going to be the first test match played after the coronavirus pandemic had stopped all cricketing events throughout the globe.
Regular England Captain Joe Root will miss the first test match because of the birth of his second child. The England Squad for the first test match looks like this Ben Stokes(C), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Butler(WK), Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood.
It would be a great opportunity for Ben Stokes to show his leadership quality and lead his team to victory, Stokes has played more than 60 tests for England and has proved himself as a bonafide allrounder.
The Test match against West Indies will also be a battle amongst the two best all-rounders on World Cricket as the West Indies team would be led by Jason Holder who is currently the No1 allrounder in the world, just above second positioned Ben Stokes.
The England Cricket team would be aiming to take back the Wisden Trophy which the West Indies won the last time around, and the West Indies team would be hoping to win a test series in England for the first time since 1988.
Holder has captained the West Indies for quite some time now, whereas Ben stokes is going to captain England for the first time, the pressure on Stokes would be to lead from the front and not let the captaincy affect his game.
Given Stokes persona and gameplay on the field, it would come as no surprise if we see some bold decisions taken by the England Captain, England seem to be the favorite as their recent record against the West Indies prove who good they have been.
It would be interesting to see how both the team’s line-up, Who bats where for England is a big question as their best test player Joe Root is not present, without Root the middle order could lack that composure and it would be on Stokes and lead and Marshall his middle-order batsmen in the right way.
Whatever the case may be the first test match would be a welcome back to International Cricket and Stokes captaincy would certainly add to the excitement surrounding the match, his aggressive style means that one should certainly check the Live Cricket Score regularly so that they don’t miss out on any of the action.