The left-arm English spinner, Jack Leach reckons that the performance of the hosts in the upcoming 5-match Test series against India will decide where the English team is standing at the moment in terms of development with respect to the longest format of the game.
During a recent chat with ‘The Guardian’, Jack Leach said, “The belief that I can bowl at these guys and do well. If the wicket is better it is just adapting your skill slightly. I enjoy bowling spin in England. The wickets generally are quite dry and there is definitely a role to play. Playing against India, who are such a strong side, in a five Test-match series, will tell us a lot about where we’re at.”
Jack Leach will be looking to do well against India in order to cement his place in the Test squad, which is set to clash with Australia in the Ashes series later this year.
Talking about the same, Jack Leach said, “I guess I’m still trying to work my way into the team on a consistent basis. That’s my main thought: making sure my game is in a good place so I can be in the team and performing consistently. “
England’s flamboyant all-rounder, Ben Stokes recently announced that he has taken an indefinite break to “prioritize his mental wellbeing”. It is believed that a few other players will also be expected to miss the series but Leach is determined to compete.
Elaborating the same, Jack Leach said, “I’m very focused on this India series. If I don’t play well, might not be where I’m going in the winter (Australia). There’s been a little bit of chat (about families on tour) but through my experiences in the past, missing bits of cricket through illness or injury, I want to be doing everything I can to play for England, reach my potential and see what I can achieve at the highest level.”