BEN STOKES would like a big say on who takes the field for England against the West Indies next week, when he is set to captain the side.
The 30-strong training group will need to be slimmed down to a Test squad after a three-day intra-squad match starting at the Ageas Bowl tomorrow.
‘When crunch comes to crunch, I would quite like to have a decent say in terms of the final 11 that will be walking out onto the field,’ said 29-year-old Stokes.
‘First game in charge, everyone’s fit and you can only pick 11. I might not have as many friends after this Test match.’