Ollie Robinson feels that shadowing James Anderson and Stuart Broad have led him closer to that first England cap. Robinson has spent the India and Sri Lanka tours as a reserve for the Test team. Robinson was close to making his debut when Jofra Archer breached COVID protocols but he is hoping that his debut is not far away.
“I feel I have learned a lot from Broady and Jimmy,” he said. “Just to talk to them for the past few months has been invaluable. “I’ve learned a lot skill-wise and also off-the-field stuff as well. Jimmy is nearly 39 now but is probably the fittest he has ever been.”
Robinson just managed two appearances in the Bob Willis Trophy at the county level due to his role on the international tours. He took his domestic wickets tally to 250 by taking 14 wickets in those two matches at an impressive average of 12.50 a wicket. He will have the chance to add to this tally in the first round of LV= Insurance County Championship fixtures next week.
“Yes, I think so. They’ve said to me, ‘look towards the New Zealand series in June’. That is my aim at the moment – start the season well with Sussex – and hopefully, I can get in that squad and in the XI.” Robinson said when asked if he felt closer to an England cap.