Uncapped Pacer Ollie Robinson was included in England’s 14 player squad on Wednesday to play the second Test match against Pakistan.
The 26 year old had trained with the England’s squad during the West Indies series & took eight Hampshire wickets during his appearance in the Bob Willis Trophy which is a first class competition. But whether he will make a Test debut at Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl Ground on Thursday could depend on how the England attack that played in a three-wicket win in the first of a three-match series recovers from their exertions at Old Trafford last week.
Star all-rounder Ben Stokes has already pulled out from the Test Series after he had to return to New Zealand for certain crucial family reasons. Ben Stokes will miss the third Test match & former England Captain Michael Vaughan said that his absence will surely have a big effect on England team’s Psychology.
“Even though he’s not had a massive impact in terms of the ball or the bat in the last couple of games, he has a big impact with his persona in that dressing room”, Michael Vaughan quoted as saying. “Even though Ben Stokes is out I think England will be too strong”, Michael added.
Ollie Robinson has been one of the best bowlers in the English Domestic Cricket by taking 137 wickets in 2018 & 2019 domestic cricket seasons.
Let’s have a look on the players which will hit the pitch on Thursday in the second test match against Pakistan are Joe Root (Yorkshire, capt), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Dom Bess (Somerset), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Rory Burns (Surrey), Jos Buttler (Lancashire, wkt), Zak Crawley (Kent), Sam Curran (Surrey), Ollie Pope (Surrey), Ollie Robinson (Sussex), Dom Sibley (Warwickshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).