Team Stokes vs Team Buttler: England cricketers return to action

By: Sports Desk | Updated: July 1, 2020 9:30:48 am Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler will lead the two sides in the three-day match. (ECB) England’s top international cricketers will be seen live in action after an extended break from Wednesday onwards....

Team Stokes vs Team Buttler: England cricketers return to action
By: Sports Desk | Updated: July 1, 2020 9:30:48 am
ECB Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler will lead the two sides in the three-day match. (ECB)

England’s top international cricketers will be seen live in action after an extended break from Wednesday onwards. An intra-squad match, pitting 27 of the country’s best players against each other in a mini selection trial ahead of the Tests vs West Indies from next Wednesday (July 8), will be staged at the Rose Bowl in Southampton over the next three days.

The two teams have been named, with Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler named as captains. Stokes will lead England in the 1st Test vs West Indies, with regular captain Joe Root on paternity leave. Buttler, who will be vice-captain for the match, will be the captain of the other team in the warm-up match.