Jack Leach gets ruled out of 2nd Test against India due to knee injury

 Jack Leach gets ruled out of 2nd Test against India due to knee injury

Jack Leach (Source: X)

Ahead of the second match of the five-match Test series against India, on England’s tour of India, the English squad has suffered a huge blow as their only experienced spinner Jack Leach has suffered a leg injury due to which she is said to miss the second Test match in Vishakhapatnam.  The squad has played a lot of young spinners in the first game, and amongst all none of them have a lot of experience to leave England in the second match. 

England’s opening batsman Zac Crawley highlighted that Jack is a strong player and should not be written off completely from the game; he is just suffering from an injury and is expected to make a comeback soon. Jack suffered a knee injury in the first Test match against India which England won by 28 runs. 

“He’s a tough cookie. You can never write him off. He had a sore knee in the last game and we’ll see how he pulls up. At the moment he’s still in contention to play. Obviously, it would be a shame for Leachy to miss out, he’s a fantastic bowler, but we’ve got good depth. We’ve got a good spin attack and good seamers to back them up,” said England opener Zak Crawley. 

Brendon McCullum on playing young spinners against India first game

“Let’s not forget – and I think this is quite a pertinent point – but Nathan Lyon had only played a handful of first-class games and averaged 40-odd when he first got picked for Australia,” McCullum was quoted as saying by News18.

“When you see guys you think are good enough and who you think are going to suit the conditions, it’s sort of horses for courses. You’ve got to back your judgement. Sometimes, you’ve got to be a little bit brave with selections. If you like a character and you like their skill set, and you think it can be suited to conditions, then it’s kind of an educated punt,” he added.


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