All-rounder Ben Stokes missed Tuesday’s practice session due to illness as England prepare for the third Test which begins on Thursday without their captain.

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Ben Stokes has been ill and as a result has yet to make it to the Leeds squad. He originally planned to be with the team on the field the following morning for an afternoon training session on Monday.

According to an ECB spokesman, Stokes had tested negative for Covid-19 on Tuesday morning. Stokes is expected to recover to rejoin the squad within the next 24 hours and take his place in the playing XI at the Headingley Test as England finish the three-match series on top after wins at Lord’s and Trent. Bridge. A report by ESPN Cricinfo has been said about it.

Notably, Stokes has yet to appoint his vice-captain, meaning there is currently no player to replace him. Joe Root, who stepped down as captain in April after five years on the job, may return. But England may still have problems with their team balance, as there is no better all-rounder to replace Stokes at No.

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The closest player in terms of skill to England’s 14-man squad is Somerset’s Craig Overton, while Harry Brooke will be fit as a batsman and deserves a home debut. Both could do well for England considering the change in their bowling attack regarding workload management.

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