Jack Leach, 28, last played for England in the first Test against New Zealand in November 2019South Africa v England, third TestVenue: St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth Dates: 16-20 January Time: 08:00 GMTCoverage: The Cricket Social and live text commentary on the BBC Sport websiteJack Leach will return home from England’s tour of South Africa…

Jack Leach

Jack Leach, 28, last played for England within the first Test in opposition to Unusual Zealand in November 2019
South Africa v England, third Test
Venue: St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth Dates: 16-20 January Time: 08: 00 GMT
Protection: The Cricket Social and dwell textual pronounce commentary on the BBC Sport web attach

Jack Leach will return house from England’s tour of South Africa following the left-arm spinner’s wrestle with illness.

Leach overlooked the final Test in opposition to Unusual Zealand in November with sepsis and has not featured in South Africa after suffering gastroenteritis and flu.

“Jack hasn’t been in a series to salvage 100% fit,” head coach Chris Silverwood acknowledged.

“His center of attention has to be getting himself greater, which is easiest served support in England with none distractions.”

England’s tour has been badly affected with 11 avid gamers suffering with illness, while Rory Burns and James Anderson had been ruled out with accidents.

Leach, who also has Crohn’s Disease, will lope house on Thursday.

“I invent not fill any doubt he’ll return to elephantine fitness within the medium term and confidently he’ll get better in time for our tour of Sri Lanka in March,” Silverwood added.

“He is a mountainous lad to fill across the squad and his infectious persona and standing shall be overlooked.”

The third Test begins in Port Elizabeth on Thursday, with the four-match sequence stage at 1-1.

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