Ollie Robinson has vowed he will get in the New Zealand batsman faces if he gets the nod in the first test for England at Lord’s. The hopeful debutant vowed to add an edge to the attack. Robinson has impressed on the county circuit for the past three years taking 159 wickets at an average of 17.59. He has picked up 29 wickets in his last five matches at an average of 14.72. This record saw him being called up by the national side for the first time in his career. Ollie Robinson did spend some time with the England team during the bio-secure bubbles but did not get the opportunity.
“I would say I am a wholehearted cricketer. As soon as I cross the white line there is a different edge to me which people might not have seen from county cricket.” Robinson said. “I will be getting in New Zealand’s faces and trying to gee the boys up a bit. I can bring that extra edge hopefully. It’s verbals but also body language – being up and about. I will be going fairly hard.”
Robinson is not the quickest of bowlers, especially while compared to his county teammate Jofra Archer. In spite of his lack of pace, he believes he can be successful in test cricket. He revealed that he has conducted extensive research on the New Zealand batting line-up. He disclosed his plans on bowling to the best batsman in test cricket, Kane Williamson.
“I have to back my skill and ability in Test cricket. There are people who average 21 in Test cricket who bowl slower than I do,” he added. “I will use all my attributes – my height, my skill – and I hope it will stand me in good stead. I feel like if I get my chance I am ready. I don’t feel too nervous at the moment. I feel I should take to it fairly well.”