England spinner Jack Leach has been hospitalised after suffering from gastroenteritis during the second Test match against New Zealand in Hamilton. He is currently under the observation and is likely to stay overnight as reported by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
The left-arm spinner was not selected in Final XI in the ongoing second Test match against New Zealand after an unimpressive performance in the first Test match. ECB said that the player started feeling unwell after the first session of England’s innings on Saturday (November 30).
A short ECB statement read: ‘Jack Leach has been admitted to hospital suffering from gastroenteritis. He started feeling unwell after the first session today. He is likely to stay in hospital overnight.’
Stuart Broad reacted on Jack Leach’s incident
England pacer Stuart Broad, who took 4 wickets in the first innings of New Zealand, has shown concerns for his teammate.
“It’s quite worrying news but we’ve got great medical staff to look after him,” said England bowler Stuart Broad.
Jack Leach has played 10 Test matches for England and has picked 34 wickets. In the first Test match against New Zealand, his figures were 2/153 where the Joe Root-led team had to face the defeat. He was left out of playing XI in the second Test match.
Coming to the match, New Zealand left-hand batsman Tom Latham scored a century while Ross Taylor, B J Watling and Daryl Mitchell scored a half-centuries and set the total of 375 runs in the first innings of the second Test match. England is currently struggling to set themselves in the field. They have lost the first Test match of this series and it is the must win game for them to save this series.