England’s all-rounder, Ollie Robinson has been included in England’s squad ahead of Pakistan’s second test match as revealed by the England Cricket Board (ECB).
The player is included in place of all-rounder Ben Stokes who departed himself for second and third tests. He is supposed to leave the UK and will be flying New Zealand to meet his father who is known to recuperating at Christchurch after being hospitalized since December.
Ollie Robinson included in England’s squad after Ben Stokes departed himself
The player was the part of the squad against the West Indies test but got released to get featured in Bob Willis trophy where he grabbed eight wickets for Hampshire.
We have named our squad for the second #raisethebat Test against Pakistan 👇
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 12, 2020
Joe Root (Yorkshire) Captain, James Anderson (Lancashire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Dominic Bess (Somerset), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Rory Burns (Surrey), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Zak Crawley (Kent), Sam Curran (Surrey), Ollie Pope (Surrey), Ollie Robinson (Sussex), Dom Sibley (Warwickshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham). Taken from England Cricket Board official site.
It is to be noted that the hosts defeated Pakistan after they did exceptionally with the bat in the second innings. Pakistan were moving on pretty fine in the first innings yet there second innings’ batting was to collapse out of a fortune. The batsmen failed to inspire until Yasir Shah added 33 to make the lead decent looking and difficult for England to chase on the dry-slow pitch. However, the middle-order batsmen, Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler handled the situation like a pro managing a wonderful partnership to wind-up the game and snatching the game from their opponent.
On the contrary, the opponent of the hosts, Pakistan have hinted at inducting Fawad Alam and Haider Ali for the Southampton Test. Shadab is likely to be dropped whereas, dropping replacement of Haider is still not revealed.
5-9 Aug – 1st Test, Old Trafford
13-17 Aug – 2nd Test, Ageas Bowl
21-25 Aug – 3rd Test, Ageas Bowl
28 Aug – 1st T20I, Old Trafford
30 Aug – 2nd T20I, Old Trafford
1 Sep – 3rd T20I, Old Trafford