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India vs England – Jack Leach: Pink Ball a different challenge, I will be ready – Cricket News – Sportstar
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India vs England – Jack Leach: Pink Ball a different challenge, I will be ready – Cricket News – Sportstar

England's lead spinner Jack Leach says he is ready for a new role as the day/night pink ball Test against India looks set to bring the seamers back into the forefront after the tweakers' domination in the first two matches.The third Test of the four-match series, that is levelled at 1-1, will be played at the refurbished Motera Stadium here from Wednesday.Leach is aware that with the pink ball, which tends to move around a lot more than the traditional red cherry, his role could change over the next few days."We want to be adaptable, we feel like we've got all bases covered in our squad so I think it's going to be a fascinating Test match if the ball is moving around, and if so, it might be a slightly different role for me," Leach wrote in Sky Sports. READ: Ishant Sharma: World Test ...
Rishabh Pant and Chepauk: an abiding love affair
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Rishabh Pant and Chepauk: an abiding love affair

Early on day 2 of the second Test against England, debutant Axar Patel gets stumped off Moeen Ali for just 5. Three wickets are left. As a disappointed Patel walks past Rishabh Pant at the non-striker’s end, he gets a pat on the back from his teammate.Two balls later, Ishant Sharma top-edges a sweep to Rory Burns. Ishant too gets a pat on the back from Pant as he trudges back.But a loud clatter of applause runs around Chepauk, where the crowd is mostly cheering Pant, who is nearing his fifty. There’s nonchalant courage to everything he does on the field. With the wicketkeeping gloves, he talks with the zeal of a young man who is enjoying an extraordinary experience. But with the bat, he combines these very human confines with the talent to amplify his skills.READ: IND vs ENG: India ex...