England spinner Leach to miss Ashes series due to injury

LONDON: England spinner Jack Leach on Sunday was ruled out of the Ashes series against Australia with a stress fracture in his back.

The 31-year-old developed symptoms during the Test victory against Ireland at Lord’s on Saturday, with a scan confirming the injury.

Leach has played in all 13 of England’s Tests since Ben Stokes took over as captain, taking 45 wickets.

A replacement in the squad will be confirmed in due course.

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