- Buttler to be vice-captain against West Indies
- ‘Stokes will do a great job,’ says England coach
For one match only Chris Silverwood, England’s coach, has a new duo in charge on the field. At the Ageas Bowl, where England begin their summer of Test cricket on 8 July, Ben Stokes will be in charge, which we have known for a while, and Jos Buttler will be keeping wicket, which had not been confirmed until Silverwood inadvertently let this decision slip.
Silverwood revealed Buttler would be Stokes’s vice-captain, which allowed the sleuths in the press corps to deduce he would also be entrusted with the gloves.