Ollie Robinson to join England squad for second Pakistan Test

The 26-year-old, who has 244 wickets in 57 first-class matches, was part of England’s Test squad in the past but is yet to make his debut.

England is currently playing the opening Test against Pakistan.   -  Twitter

Rising pacer Ollie Robinson, who was part of the Sussex squad for the upcoming Bob Willis Trophy, has been asked to join England’s closed-door training camp ahead of the second Test against Pakistan beginning at the Ageas Bowl on August 13.

The 26-year-old, who has 244 wickets in 57 first-class matches, was part of England’s Test squad in the past but is yet to make his debut.

“Seamer Ollie Robinson has been withdrawn from Sussex’s squad for their Bob Willis Trophy match against Kent,” England Cricket wrote on its Twitter handle on Saturday.

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“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.

England is currently playing the opening Test against Pakistan, featuring a four-pronged pace attack, including James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes at Old Trafford.

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Joe Root and his men had beaten the West Indies 2-1 in a three-match series last month.

The final Test against West Indies featured a similar line-up but some fast bowlers could be rested for the next Test if England decides to adopt the rotation policy it has followed since the resumption of cricket.

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