England vs New Zealand, 1st Test: Jack Leach Out Due To Concussion Symptoms, This Player Is His Replacement

England vs New Zealand, 1st Test: Jack Leach Out Due To Concussion Symptoms, This Player Is His Replacement

England spinner Jack Leach has been ruled out of the first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s after suffering a concussion after falling heavily while fielding. Matt Parkinson will be the bowler’s replacement. The ECB said in a tweet that “Jack Leach has shown signs of hesitation after suffering a head injury while fielding. According to the hesitation guidelines, he has been dropped from the test.”

The ECB added: “Lancashire spinner Matthew Parkinson has been named as a replacement for Jack Leach’s connection. He will join the camp later today and could go straight to our XI.” The CB added.

Parkinson is a Lancashire league spinner. He took 126 wickets in 37 first-class cricket matches.

Leach, playing his first home Test since the Ashes 2019, suffered an injury during the sixth over of the game as he chased a stylish Southpaw Devon Conway drive on the backward point boundary.

When he dived and dragged the ball back along the edge of the rope, Leach landed heavily on his head and appeared to have injured his neck in the process. The New Zealand medical team treated him for several minutes and he was able to walk back to the pavilion.

Following the ECB’s medical team’s test, it was decided to withdraw the leech from the match.

Parkinson has played nine matches for England in whiteball formats. Spinner has been a regular in the touring squads for the past two years. He has taken 24 wickets at an average of 25.95 in the county championship this season, more than any other spinner in the country.

New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first. His innings continues.

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Both the teams are playing a series of three Test matches, the next Test match will be played from June 10 and the last Test from June 23. The series is part of the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23.

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