London: English spinner Jack Leach played with Ravichandran Ashwin (R Ashwin) and Akshar Patel (Axar patel) in the third practice match played with a pink ball. Jack Leach has stated that R Ashwin is a world class bowler. Jack Leach said he was eager to learn the nuances of spin bowling with Ravichandran’s pair Ashwin and Akshar Patel.
Ashwin and Akshar did wonders
The Indian team maintained a 2-1 lead in the four-game series by winning the Day Night Test match played in Ahmedabad by 10 wickets in two days. Ashwin and Akshar won 18 of England’s 20 wickets on the field assisted by spinners from Ahmedabad.
Jack Leach wants to learn from Ashwin
Jack Leach said: “ When you see players achieving so much success, like Ravichandran Ashwin, who has just completed 400 wickets in testing and has a lot of experience in India. Akshar Patel made a great start in the cricket test so you are certainly trying to learn from him.
Akshar Patel takes advantage of the length
Jack Leach said: “It’s important that you don’t look at him emotionally and think that ‘I want to play like them’ either.” Ashwin is a right handed bowler, in which case I don’t want to play like him. Akshar is a melon on the left arm and taller than me, I cannot change sizes.
Ashwin is very smart at bowling
The 29-year-old bowler said Ashwin was very smart about making changes in bowling. He said, “He feeds the ball to the same spot and the way he uses the seam and the other part of the ball changes a lot.” He said, “Akshar is such a melon that doesn’t change much instead of feeding. He gets help in the field using sewing. He has been very effective on the fields we have played recently.
Leach said the best to Kohli-Rohit
Leach is ready for the challenge of the fourth test and his confidence increased after the wickets of four top Indian batsmen in the third test. He said: “We are all excited to hear new things and are excited about the challenge. You have to be prepared for it, because if it was that easy, it wouldn’t be a test match.
Leach said he wouldn’t get four better wickets than the wickets of Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane. He said, “I’m happy with the wickets I took. It is not easy to play at home with some of the best players in the world. I don’t think I would get four wickets better than that. It really boosted my confidence.