- Advertisement -
Friday, January 22, 2021
- Advertisement -

Joe Root Returns As Captain For England While West Indies Aim For Series Win

Joe Root has returned from his paternal leave and has replaced stand-in skipper Ben Stokes while West Indies aim to win the series. West Indies are already 1-0 ahead in the three-match Test series. Read below to know more.

England team is planning to bounce back as their captain Joe Root returns to the side. England will take on West Indies in the second Test match at Old Trafford starting Thursday. The star batsman Joe Root missed England’s four-wicket defeat at Southampton in a match that marked the return of international cricket after the lockdown.

Joe Root was on paternity leave and was attending the birth of his second child. In his absence all-rounder, Ben Stokes donned the skipper hat. However, now Root has rejoined the squad while West Indies are aiming for a series win. The West Indies have already taken the lead of 1-0 in the three-match Test series. If West Indies win the remaining two matches of the series at Old Trafford it will be their first series win in England after 32 years.

Even when the matches are being played behind closed doors because of the social distancing rules, Root will be familiar with the situation.

England have now lost the opening match of a series for the eighth time in ten campaigns, a run dating back to the 2017/18 Ashes in Australia. Earlier this year in South Africa they did recover from a heavy defeat in the first Test to win that series 3-1.

Joe Root will probably replace Joe Denly in the squad, as he was Denly was twice out cheaply at Southampton, with fellow batsman Zak Crawley making 76 in a second innings where England’s loss of five wickets for 30 runs proved more pivotal to the result than their controversial decision to omit veteran paceman Stuart Broad.

Also Read – Gary Kirsten On The Advice He Gave To Young Virat Kohli To Take His Game To Next Level

It will be interesting to see if Stuart Broad will return to the squad under Root’s captaincy.

England is all geared up to turn the game around and win the Test match starting on Thursday to make the last match a tie-breaker.

For latest entertainment news, bollywood news, hollywood news, celebrity gossips, latest movie reviews, entertainment news and gossips in hindi - follow Lehren on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

00:01:19

Unseen Romantic Dance Video Of Sushant And Ankita Lokhande

Ankita Lokhande shared this unseen dance video on Instagram on Sushant Singh Rajput’s birth anniversary. This video is about 5 years old as Sushant...
00:02:08

Here’s What Krystle D’Souza Has To Say About Bigg Boss 14 & Its...

Actress Krystle D’Souza gets papped outside a salon. The famous television actress then reacts to the on-going show Bigg Boss 14. She also expresses...

Chahat Tewani And Aura Bhatnagar Become Good Friends On The Sets Of Barrister...

Barrister Babu is a show that has entertained viewers with its unique storyline and introduced a host of interesting characters to viewers. With every...
- Advertisement -