Jack Leach ruled out of 1st Test, Parkinson makes England devut


ENG vs NZ Live: England vs New Zealand Lord’s Test – England have received an early blow in terms of injury. The only spinner in the Playing XI Jack Leach has been ruled out of the 1st Test at Lord’s with a concussion. Matt Parkinson being a like to like replacement is all set to make his Test debut. Follow ENG vs NZ 1st Test Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

It was in the sixth over when Jack Leach hurt his head. While stopping a boundary by Devon Conway in the sixth over, Leach, who was giving a chase from the backward point, landed awkwardly on his head.

He looked in pain, holding his neck and head and was treated by the physiotherapist on the sidelines. Unable to continue, he walked off the field.

ENG vs NZ Live: England dealt big blow, Jack Leach out of Lord’s Test with CONCUSSION, Matt Parkinson makes Test debut

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ENG vs NZ Live: England dealt big blow, Jack Leach out of Lord's Test with CONCUSSION, Matt Parkinson makes Test debut

ENG vs NZ Live: England dealt big blow, Jack Leach out of Lord’s Test with CONCUSSION, Matt Parkinson makes Test debut

Lates, England & Wales Cricket Board confirmed that Leach was diagnosed with concussion symptoms and will be under observation.

ENG vs NZ Live: England dealt big blow, Jack Leach out of Lord’s Test with CONCUSSION, Matt Parkinson makes Test debut

ENG vs NZ Live: England dealt big blow, Jack Leach out of Lord's Test with CONCUSSION, Matt Parkinson makes Test debut
Legs-pinner Matt Parkinson will make his Test debut as a concussion substitute

“Jack Leach has symptoms of concussion following his head injury whilst fielding. As per concussion guidelines, he has been withdrawn from this Test. We will confirm a concussion replacement in due course,” ECB said in a statement.

Later, it was confirmed that Matt Parkinson will be the concussion substitute. Parkinson was not initially included in the Team for the first Test. Hence, he will only join the team by the end of the day or on Day 2.

As for the match, Matty Potts and James Anderson combined to blow away New Zealand. The two bagged five wickets in the first session as New Zealand managed just 39 runs for 6 wickets. Captain Kane Williamson also had a poor run.

ENG vs NZ Live: England dealt big blow, Jack Leach out of Lord’s Test with CONCUSSION, Matt Parkinson makes Test debut

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