England spinner Jack Leach to miss rest of South Africa tour

Carrie Guzman
January 14, 2020

With England playing without a full-time spinner in the first Test against South Africa, Denly stepped up to help fill the void, and continued to do so at Newlands alongside Dom Bess.

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Last period, though, South Africa experienced certainly one of their particular many embarrassing house defeats once they transpired to Sri Lanka, just who finished a 2-0 show winnings.

The captain scored 25 and 50 not out in what was largely a dismal batting performance against modest opposition.

England spinner Jack Leach will miss the remaining part of the South Africa tour and will return home immediately.

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More than a loads gamers as well as sustain personnel were impacted with Ollie Pope, Chris Woakes as well as Jack Leach all eliminated of the initial Test due to it.

According to a statement, Leach "has not been able to reach the expected levels of fitness to be considered for selection".

Leach missed the final Test against New Zealand in November with sepsis and has not featured in South Africa after suffering gastroenteritis and flu.

There remains a selection dilemma, however, following a tour-ending injury to James Anderson, who took seven wickets in Cape Town.

Test squad: Faf du Plessis (capt), Dean Elgar, Pieter Malan, Zubayr Hamza, Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock, Vernon Philander, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Dane Paterson.

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