[caption id="attachment_712159" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-712159" alt="Jack Leach Getty images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/jack-leach.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Jack Leach Getty images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Jack-Leach" target="_blank">Jack Leach</a> has broken the thumb on his bowling hand on the eve of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england" target="_blank">England</a>'s squad selection for the first Test against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Pakistan " target="_blank">Pakistan</a>, his county side Somerset announced on Monday. Leach, who impressed on his recent Test debut against New Zealand in Christchurch, took a blow to his thumb while batting in the nets before the final day of Somerset's County Championship match against Hampshire at Taunton. <p></p> <p></p>After his absence throughout the morning session, Somerset confirmed the nature of the injury via Twitter. "Jack Leach has sustained a broken left thumb. It's too early to know how long he will be out for at the moment," the tweet said. <p></p> <p></p>Leach's likely unavailability for the first Test against Pakistan, which starts at Lord's on May 24, could mean a reprieve for Moeen Ali. <p></p> <p></p>Off-spinning all-rounder Moeen was dropped for the drawn Test against the Black Caps in March, making room for slow left-armer Leach to make his international debut at the age of 26. <p></p> <p></p>New national selector Ed Smith is due to announce the squad for the first Test on Tuesday.