England’s challenges intensify as Jack Leach deals with’significant’ knee injury. Leach, Ben Stokes’ main spinner, suffered the injury while attempting to rescue a boundary on the first day, and it worsened throughout Friday’s morning session.
On the second day in Hyderabad, Jack Leach’s left knee injury compounded England’s difficulties as India grabbed a commanding 175-run lead in the ongoing first Test match. Leach, Ben Stokes’ primary spinner, suffered the injury while attempting to preserve a boundary on the first day.
Furthermore, his left knee’s condition deteriorated throughout Friday morning’s practice, limiting him to only 16 overs out of 87 for the day. According to spin bowling coach Jeetan Patel, Leach hit his left knee twice throughout the game. As a result, the spinner fielded sluggishly in the outfield while also fulfilling his bowling quota for England.
“He banged his knee last night during his initial dive down at fine leg. Then he banged it again today, which is giving him a little gyp. “You noticed in the outfield he was a little sluggish trying to get to balls, but he stuck with it, and I thought he bowled really, really well considering,” England’s spin-bowling coach, Jeetan Patel, told ESPN Cricinfo.
“It must be quite important, or at least serious for him, since he would not shirk that obligation. It is painful enough. You see him in the outfield, and I don’t believe it’s a graze. For him to return and continue bowling the overs that he did… I think he’ll be