Nottingham. England’s left arm spinner Jack Leach has been declared fit for the second Test against New Zealand starting on Friday. After suffering a head injury during the first Test of the series last week, Leach had to undergo concussion rules. England did not make any changes in their squad for the second Test to be held at Trentbridge, Nottingham on Thursday.
all rounder Ben Stokes The England team under the captaincy of England will go into the series with the intention of winning the second consecutive Test. Leach suffered a head injury after falling near the boundary on the first day of the first Test at Lord’s. He was replaced by Matt Parkinson for the rest of the Test due to a concussion. England won the first test by 5 wickets.
England Cricket said, ‘Jack Leach has completed the mandatory 7-day observation period to return to the game after concussion and is fit to play in the match.’ Ben Stokes, who was recently appointed captain of England, did not bowl in the nets on Wednesday. It felt like he had a muscle strain and he was talking to the team doctor.
New Zealand have not announced their squad but will miss out on the services of all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme, who has been ruled out of the series with a right ankle injury. Talking about Leach’s career, he has played 23 Test matches so far. Apart from this, he has not represented England in any other format. Leach has 79 Test wickets to his name. Apart from this, he has also scored 1 half-century in this long format of cricket. He has taken a total of 368 wickets in his first class career so far.
The England team is as follows: Jack Crowley, Alex Lees, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (captain), Ben Fox, Matthew Potts, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 09, 2022, 16:50 IST