Sussex pacer Ollie Robinson has been added to England's squad ahead of the second Test at Southampton.
No seamers have taken more wickets than Ollie Robinson in the last two years in county cricket.
Ollie Robinson, who was a part of Sussex squad for the ongoing Bob Willis trophy, has been asked to join England’s national squad ahead of the second Test match against Pakistan beginning from August 13.
Robinson will be entering the biosecure bubble at the Ageas Bowl to join his teammates for the closed-door training camp.
“Seamer Ollie Robinson has been withdrawn from Sussex’s squad for their Bob Willis Trophy match against Kent,” England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Twitter.
“He will join the bio-secure bubble at the Ageas Bowl as part of England men’s behind closed doors training group ahead of the second Test against Pakistan,” it added.
Seamer Ollie Robinson has been withdrawn from Sussex’s squad for their Bob Willis Trophy match against Kent.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 8, 2020
England played the ever-reliable attack of James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer in the first Test against Pakistan at Manchester.
While there’s no question over their credibility, England has been rotating their bowlers to avoid any injury and fitness concern. Even in the recently concluded Wisden Trophy against West Indies, the home side rested James Anderson and Mark Wood in the second Test of three-match series.
Robinson has been one of the most consistent seamers in the county circuit. In 57 first-class games, he pacer has 247 wickets to his name at a terrific average of just over 21.
The 26-years-old was part of the English squad that played against West Indies last month but couldn’t make his way to the final eleven.
Earlier this month, Robinson’s eight-wickets inspired Surrey to seal a comfortable victory against Hampshire in the inaugural edition of Bob Willis Trophy.
Meanwhile, Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes propelled England to an improbable victory in the first match as they went 1-0 up in the series.