‘More pitch discuss in media than by crew’

'More pitch talk in media than by team'


Jack Leach (left) has taken 60 wickets at a median of 29.50 in 15 Tests

There has been extra debate over the Indian pitches within the media than by the England gamers, says spinner Jack Leach.

The surfaces for the second and third Tests, each gained by the hosts, have come below scrutiny.

On Saturday, India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin mentioned “we need to get over it”.

“I think that’s right,” mentioned Leach. “In the dressing room we are just trying to be better and get ready for the next match.”

England are 2-1 down entering into to the ultimate Test in Ahmedabad, which begins on Thursday.

In the day-night third Test, which passed off on the identical floor, they had been overwhelmed by 10 wickets inside two days, with 28 of the 30 wickets falling to spin.

“The thing I will say, as a cricket fan if I was watching a Test match I would probably want it to go longer than two days,” mentioned 29-year-old left-armer Leach.

“I don’t know whether that’s down to the pitch or skills.”

Ravichandran Ashwin reacts to query about third Test pitch

Former England captains Michael Vaughan, Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook questioned the pitch, however Leach mentioned England had been “outplayed” by India.

“We need to learn from that and put things right in the fourth Test,” he mentioned.

“Now it’s all about looking for the fourth Test. Hopefully the result will be different and we can win.”

Leach, who suffers from Crohn’s illness, mentioned he has been advised he will be vaccinated towards coronavirus when he returns residence.

“I’ve heard from my GP,” he mentioned. “There’s one waiting for me.”

Leach has taken 26 wickets throughout England’s 5 Tests in Sri Lanka and India this winter.

India will safe a spot within the World Test Championship remaining in the event that they keep away from defeat within the remaining Test.

If England win, Australia will advance to satisfy New Zealand in England in June.

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