The England Men’s selection panel has announced a 14-man squad for the first two LV= Insurance Test matches against South Africa, which begin on August 17 at Lord’s.
Ollie Robinson, a Sussex seamer, returns to the squad for the first time since the Caribbean tour in March. He returned to LV= County Championship action last week after recuperating from a back injury that had kept him out of the game since January.
Ollie Robinson Has Returned To The Squad After Almost 6 Months
“After an excellent start to the summer under Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes, we’re looking forward to an exciting Test series against a strong South Africa side.”
“The selectors have picked a squad for the first two Tests at Lord’s and Emirates Old Trafford with continuity in mind.”
“It’s good to get Ollie Robinson back in the mix after his recent injury. He will continue his progress by playing for the Lions against South Africa in a four-day match at Canterbury next week,” said the ECB Men’s Performance Director, Mo Bobat.
England has been in terrific form in the summer they have won all 4 Tests in the season. They have chased 3 targets of 250 plus and one target of 350 plus.
LV= Insurance Test Schedule
1st Test: England v South Africa, 17-21 August, Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
2nd Test: England v South Africa, 25-29 August, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
3rd Test: England v South Africa, 8-12 September, Kia Oval, London
England Men’s Test squad v South Africa
Ben Stokes(C), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes (Wk), Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Craig Overton, Matthew Potts, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robbinson