Stokes tipped for Eng vice captain role in BD
Ben Stokes is likely to act as vice captain for England's one day international side on the tour to Bangladesh.
Stand-in skipper Jos Buttler hailed Stokes' "real leadership qualities" in revealing he expects the Durham allrounder to act as his deputy, reports cricket.com.au
Buttler believes Stokes' aggressive and committed approach will fit perfectly with England's front-foot attitude to the white-ball game.
"I think from the conversations I have had that Ben Stokes will probably be my vice captain," Buttler said. "He's obviously a fantastic guy for the team. In the last 12 months you've seen real leadership qualities develop in him, and he's obviously a fantastic cricketer in all facets."
"He loves that responsibility and he's someone I'd look to talk to and bounce ideas off."
"He's got a great cricket brain and when he speaks you listen; he's one of those guys."
Regular one-day skipper Eoin Morgan's decision to miss the Bangladesh tour over security concerns opens a spot at number four in England's one day batting line-up.
Buttler could yet fill that gap himself, but admitted he hopes a number of players will battle for the role.
Fast bowlers James Anderson and Mark Wood were ruled out of the tour due to injury while Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales have chosen not to be involved due to their concerns over security.
The England cricket team arrive tonight to play two Tests and three ODIs. The team is scheduled to land at 8:00 pm at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport amidst heavy security. The series will begin on October 7. The teams will play the first two ODIs in Dhaka and the final ODI in Chittagong. After which they will play one Test in Chittagong and return to Dhaka to play the final Test.