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Jack delighted to be back with England

Jack Leach will play his first Test on home soil this week after it was announced that he will line up for the Three Lions against Ireland at Lord’s this week.

The 28-year-old has played Test cricket for England in New Zealand and Sri Lanka, and is delighted to be involved with the squad again.

“Obviously, I’m really excited,” he said. “The squad have had a good few days at St Georges Park and we’ve had a couple of good days training at Lord’s. It’s been very exciting being in an England squad preparing for a Test match at Lord’s.

“Everyone’s buzzing about the World Cup win and hopefully we can ride that wave. There’s a real buzz about cricket at the moment and it’s a really exciting time to be involved in the game.

“One of the biggest challenges in sport is that things move really quickly and you have to move on to the next competition quite fast. We’ve been talking about the World Cup being the first half of this summer’s journey and I’m really pleased that I’m involved in that journey now.”

Although Jack has been named in the team, Lewis Gregory has missed out. However, Jack believes that his Somerset teammate won’t have too long to wait for his International debut.

“Lewis is having a really good season and it’s great that he’s one step closer to getting that first England game under his belt,” said Jack. “I’m sure that when he gets that chance he’ll do really well. He’s not too far away for sure.”

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