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Ashes 2023 – Ollie Robinson says England might give Australia an excellent hiding

Ollie Robinson believes that England might give Australia “an excellent hiding” on this summer season’s Ashes collection, and that his team-mates have produced ranges of leisure which might be “like nothing we have seen in Check cricket earlier than” during the last 9 months.
Robinson performed in all 5 of England’s Assessments this winter, taking 15 wickets throughout their excursions to Pakistan and New Zealand, and has continued a nice begin to his worldwide profession since Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes took over as coach and captain respectively final yr.

And three months earlier than the primary Ashes Check of the summer season, on June 16 at Edgbaston, he would possibly properly have prompted the beginning of the phoney conflict that invariably dominates the build-up to the collection, suggesting in an interview with BBC Radio Sussex that England are properly positioned to regain the urn.

“It’s [the pinnacle] for me: it would not get a lot better than that,” Robinson stated. “It is a dream come true to be concerned in a house Ashes. Once we went to Australia [in 2021-22], we weren’t fairly at our greatest.

“However with the group and the squad we have got in the intervening time, it is such an thrilling time to play Australia at residence. I actually really feel like we might get one over on them, and provides them an excellent hiding.

“Brendon McCullum and Stokesy have simply modified the sport for us [with] the boldness that they’ve given the gamers – the batters particularly. I believe the followers can see that [from] the way in which we’re going on the market and making an attempt to placed on a present, nearly, making an attempt to carry out for individuals.”

Robinson added that he hoped England might change the way in which Check cricket is performed worldwide. “There’ll come a degree when different Check nations should attempt to play the way in which we play to compete,” he stated. “That may solely be good for the followers and good to observe.

“The leisure we’re producing is like nothing we have seen in Check cricket earlier than. I believe groups will observe swimsuit sooner or later. It simply relies upon how lengthy it takes for some to do this.”

The County Championship season begins in three weeks’ time, with Robinson’s facet Sussex taking part in Durham at Hove on April 6. He’s centrally contracted, so his workload will probably be intently monitored by the ECB, however intends to play “4 or 5” Championship matches earlier than the beginning of the Ashes summer season.

“Hopefully I am going to have the ability to play rather a lot,” he stated. “Final yr, I had a month of not taking part in at it kind of put me again in the summertime, so this yr I will attempt to play early, play as a lot as potential and simply hold myself taking part in cricket. I really feel like that is after I’m at my greatest and that is when my physique’s at its greatest.”



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