England draft in Ollie Robinson for second Test against Pakistan
Robinson has been withdrawn from Sussex's Bob Willis Trophy match against Kent.
Updated - Aug 10, 2020 2:01 pm
England have drafted a young lad into their team by the name of Ollie Robinson for the second Test against Pakistan at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. Ollie has been prolific in the county cricket games he has played so far. In April 2015, he signed a short-term deal with Sussex and played at number nine in his debut game against Durham.
He scored a century in that game and became the first man in 95 years to notch a century for Sussex on debut. Recently, he was the part of the squad that played against West Indies but he didn’t get a chance to feature in the Three Lions’ playing eleven.
The first Test between England and Pakistan ended on 8th August with the English team registering a come-from-behind victory by three wickets. Pakistan, who looked good win the Test at one stage, surrendered to the heroics of Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler.
England had lost half their side at a score of 117 runs while chasing the target of 277 in their second innings. Woakes and Buttler stitched together a partnership of 139 runs which paved the way for the win. England are now looking to carry their winning momentum in the second Test scheduled to start on 13th August.
Robinson to be the part of the closed-door training camp of England players
England and Wales Cricket Board took to twitter and shared the news that Robinson won’t be a part of Sussex’s squad for the first-class encounter against Kent. “Seamer Ollie Robinson has been withdrawn from Sussex’s squad for their Bob Willis Trophy match against Kent,” ECB announced on Twitter.
The cricket Board in their tweet mentioned that Ollie will be featuring in the closed-door training camps with the England team. “He will join the bio-secure bubble at the Rose Bowl as part of England men’s behind closed doors training group ahead of the second Test against Pakistan,” it added.
Meanwhile, England suffered a big blow when Ben Stokes pulled out from the English team ahead of the second Test. The all-rounder has been playing continuous cricket even when his father has been dealing with serious illness. He would be heading to New Zealand to spend time with his family