India v England: ‘Cricket fan’ Leach wants test matches to last longer than two days | Cricket News

AHMEDABAD: Amid debates over the nature of the pitch that has been prepared for the pink ball test, England pitcher Jack Leach claimed he would have liked the third test against India to last more than two days.
The third test match ended within two days after the visitors collapsed in front of the Indian duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel.
Leach said a test match is expected to last more than two days, but admitted the hosts outscored England at the Ahmedabad gate.
“I think it’s true. 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 fan cricket …. The test match should last more than two days, whether it be on the pitch or on the skill, for me I am fully focused on how best to do on each wicket I play Leach said at a virtual press conference Monday.
“They outclassed us on that wicket, Ashwin is a world class bowler, Axar was very good at that wicket. All the talk was in the media, in the locker room, we’re just talking about getting better,” he said. -he adds.
Although the hosts recorded a complete ten-wicket victory, the game saw the Indian and English batsmen fail to shine and come out with balls that did not turn and slip by the spinners.
England’s defeat in the two-day pink ball test could have raised questions about the quality of the pitch at Narendra Modi Stadium by former cricketers, but Leach credited the Indian Spinners for outdoing the visiting team.
“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. spirit and we want to learn from what has been two tough games and a good performance so yeah that was tough, even being a spinner on that wicket comes with tough times, ”said Leach.
“Their spinners played really well, I don’t think we should take anything away from them by saying bad things about the wicket, they played well and we need to learn from that,” he added. .
Leach is now focused on honing his skills and doesn’t get distracted by the debates surrounding the pitch.
“I have no problem with the pitch from a playing point of view, I just want to impact the game as much as possible,” Leach said.
“There is a lot of talk outside and I don’t want to get involved in it, it’s a distraction for me, all I want is to be the best I can be in n ‘ it doesn’t matter what game I play for Somerset or England., “he added.
If India manages to win or draw in the final test against England, the team will advance to the World Test Championship (WTC) final and the team will face New Zealand in the clash. at the top. England are now out of the WTC final after losing the third Test to India.

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