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The spin bowler has been ruled out for the remainder of the Test series in India Jack Leach suffered a badly bruised knee while fielding in the first Test The 32-year-old will return home from England's training camp in Abu Dhabi

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Jack Leach has been ruled out of the rest of England’s Test series in India in the latest cruel blow to a cricketer whose career has been littered with injury setbacks.

The badly bruised knee Leach suffered when damaging it twice in the field during the first Test in Hyderabad has proved sufficiently bad to end his chances of playing in Thursday’s third Test in Rajkot and the remaining matches in Ranchi and Dharamsala.

Leach, 32, will now return home from England’s camp in Abu Dhabi where they have been having their mid-series break and there are no plans to call up a replacement.

That means spin will now be left in the inexperienced hands of Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley and Shoaib Bashir, with Joe Root expected to be fit to back them up after damaging the little finger of his right hand during the second Test defeat in Visakhapatnam.

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