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IND V ENG 2021: “If I watched a test match, I would like it to last longer than two days”

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Sharing his point of view on Pink ball test in Ahmedabad, England left arm spinner Jack leach stated that, from a cricket fan’s perspective, a test match should last longer than two days.

The pink ball test between India and England ended in less than two days, with both sides struggling to cope with slow bowlers. Since then, there has been a fierce debate about the nature of the surface.

However, during a virtual press conference on Monday, Jack leach said that no matter what the terrain is, the two-day testing isn’t much fun. The 29-year-old said in this regard:

“One thing I will say as a cricket fan if I watched a test match, I would like it to last longer than two days, this is my only type of viewing being a cricket fan … test should last longer.more than two days, whether on the pitch or on skills, for me, I am fully focused on how best to do on each wicket I play.

Jack Leach, however, admitted that India had dominated England on the proposed strip in Ahmedabad. India recorded a complete 10-wicket triumph after the visitors were knocked down for 112 and 81 in their two innings.

“They outclassed us on that wicket. Ashwin is a world class bowler. Axar was very good at that wicket. All the talk has been in the media, in the locker room, we’re just talking about getting better,” observed Jack Leach. .

I don’t have much to say on the pitch: Jack Leach.

Even as the controversy on the Ahmedabad pitch refuses to subside, with former England cricketers Michael Vaughan and Monty Panesar Criticizing the surface, Jack Leach offered a different approach.

The left-arm spinner felt it was about learning under difficult conditions, both for him and for the team, saying in this regard:

“I don’t have much to say on the pitch; we’ve been upgraded under these conditions and for me I’m still looking to learn. That’s what’s great about our group. We’re all in this state of play. ‘spirit. And we want to learn, after a few tough games and a good performance, so yeah, that was tough, even being a spinner on that wicket comes with tough times.

Jack Leach continued:

“Their spinners played really well. I don’t think we should take anything away from them by saying bad things about the wicket. I have no problem with the pitch from a playing point of view. a lot of talk about the outdoors. and I don’t want to get involved in that. It’s a distraction for me; all I want to focus on is being the best I can be in any game I’m playing for Somerset or England, ”concluded Jack Leach.

The hosts are 2-1 in the four-game series. All they need to do is avoid defeat in the final test in Ahmedabad, which begins on March 4, to qualify for the final of the First World Testing Championship (WTC) at Lord’s.

Posted on March 02, 2021, 00:30 AM


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