India vs England 2021: English spinner Jack Leach believes he has more to offer with the ball

Jack Leach is a left-arm England spinner.

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Jack Leach while bowling in a match.

England’s left-arm wrist spinner Jack Leach spoke ahead of the Test series against India. Leach feels that he has much to offer on the pitch.

“I feel like the way the ball came out wasn’t exactly how I would like it. But I have to accept I haven’t had much cricket in recent times and taking wickets in the second innings is always a confidence boost,” said Jack in a virtual press conference.

“I feel good for the cricket and the overs but feel I have more to offer. I am probably someone who is never happy in a way and there is more improvement from me to come. Sri Lanka was a good start and I feel like I am going in the right direction,” he added.

Leach spent his quarantine watching Monty Panesar’s and Graeme Swann’s videos of England’s tour India (2012)

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Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann

“They are two bowlers I love to watch. I watch a lot of spin videos and try to take things for everyone I watch. Monty bowled an amazing pace. On a spinning wicket, that can be very tricky,” said Jack.

“I am probably not going to be bowling at the same speeds but it is more about how the ball gets there in terms of trajectory. There have been some very successful bowlers who don’t bowl as fast as Monty,” he further said.

“I definitely think I can make an impact in the series. I think they’ve got a lot of right-handers so I see that as a good thing for me. I feel I can make a good impression and do good things to that Indian line-up,” he added.

Leach performed exceptionally well in the just concluded England’s tour to Sri Lanka where the three lions lifted the Moose Trophy. Leach ended the Sri Lanka series with 10 dismissals last month and the spinner is now eyeing more wickets in the upcoming four-match Test series against India.

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