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No Root, no change in WI tactics!

Anmar Goodridge-Boyce, anmargoodridge-boyce@nationnews.com

Added 03 July 2020


Windies head coach Phil Simmons (GP)

It’s business as usual for the West Indies, even with England’s most prolific batsman, captain Joe Root, set to miss the opening Test which begins on Wednesday at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

Root will not play because his wife is due to give birth to their second child.

His absence paves the way for vice-captain Ben Stokes to take up the captaincy in the critical series opener.

However, Windies head coach Phil Simmons says Root’s absence will have little impact on their preparations ahead of the match. (AGB)

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