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Jack Leach a victim of English cricket’s institutional suspicion of spin

In 2020, Jack Leach played only two first-class matches. In between fears about Covid-19 - as a sufferer from Crohn's disease, he received a text from the NHS telling he was an at-risk group at the start of the pandemic - he spent the summer sealed in England’s biobubble, without actually playing a match.
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Have to feel for Jack Leach: Vaughan

New Delhi [India], June 2 (ANI): Former England skipper Michael Vaughan on Wednesday said that he feels for spinner Jack Leach after he was dropped from England's playing XI for the first Test against New Zealand, being played at the Lord's Cricket Ground. "Boiling hot .. Dry conditions forecasted for...
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Jack Leach on lessons from India defeat, emulating Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar and planning for the Ashes

It was definitely not the result we wanted in the fourth Test and it's been a very tough series - but one we need to use to our advantage in the long run. It does not get much harder than playing India in India and for a lot of the boys, myself included, it was our first time here so it was a really big challenge for us. It's never nice to lose any series but I think we have to turn it into a positive as we move forward and learn from certain things.
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Jack Leach on 'soul-searching' after third Test defeat, learning from R Ashwin and opportunity of series finale

There has been a lot of talk from outside the group about pitches but for us it has not been about that at all, it's been about how we can improve. We got outplayed in the third Test, India bowled really well and, as a spinner, I've been doing a bit of soul-searching; I felt I bowled well but you have to try and find ways of being even more effective on those kind of wickets.
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Jack Leach: 'As a spinner, you’re going to get some treatment at times'

It might not be obvious at first glance, but Jack Leach is tough. His career has been built on confounding expectations and overcoming obstacles, many of which would have floored less tenacious characters. Still, he admits the assault he received from Rishabh Pant on the third day of England’s series in India left him shaken.
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India v England: Jack Leach compares review system to VAR

England Jack Leach jokingly compared the decision review system to VAR in football after two controversial decisions on day one of the second Test against India. Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane survived DRS reviews off spinner Leach, with video replays suggesting they should have been given out. Rohit hit 161...
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Jack Leach jokes cricket technology is a ‘bit like VAR’ after umpiring controversy

“It was a bit like VAR,” joked Jack Leach after video technology was at the centre of controversy on day one of the second Test in Chennai. In the evening session as India went towards stumps, eventually finishing on 300 for six after winning the toss, two decisions sent upstairs to third umpire Anil Chaudary were rushed back down to the field with “not out” decisions upheld. The first was a marginal call on a stumping against Rohit Sharma. On 159 at the time, a delivery from Leach passed his outside edge and was taken by wicketkeeper Ben Foakes who sharply removed...
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England's Jack Leach says DRS controversy against India was 'a bit like VAR'

England spinner Jack Leach likened controversial umpiring decisions to football's VAR debate after DRS denied him two wickets on the opening day of the second Test against India in Chennai. Leach appeared to have centurion Rohit Sharma stumped by Ben Foakes - only for the batsman to be reprieved even...