Robinson backed for England chance

22 April 2021 20:25:06 GMTPlus10

Sussex captain Ben Brown is hopeful Ollie Robinson will soon get a call up to the England Test team, having described the bowler as "the best seamer in county cricket".

Robinson has long been knocking at the door of the national team and emphasised his credentials with career-best figures of 9-78 in the second innings of his Sussex side's eight-wicket win over Glamorgan at the weekend.

The 27-year-old took a total 13 wickets in the match in Cardiff, helping his side go top of their section in the County Championship after they drew with Lancashire last week. Robinson claimed 2-69 on that occasion.

And although Sussex skipper Brown will want Robinson in his side as much as possible this season, especially for upcoming clashes with Yorkshire and, once again, Lancashire at the end of this month, he believes his seamer should be in the England Test set-up.

England take on New Zealand in a two-match Test series in June with India their next opponents in the format after that in August and September.

Regarding Robinson, Brown said: "We are hoping he goes to England. You can't plan for someone to take over and do what he has done.

"There aren't those guys. It will be difficult to replace him but we will cross that bridge when we come to it.

"There is a bigger picture - I think he is the best seamer in county cricket. He shows that week in and week out."

Sussex are 20/1 to beat Yorkshire in the County Championship.

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