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“Let’s treat it as four-test series”: Ben Stokes to Ollie Robinson


England will be looking to turn around things in the second day-night test. Critics believe that Adelaide is probably the last place where England will feel like home conditions and that the conditions will become more difficult for the tourists from the 3rd test. And if they are unable to make the most of the Adelaide test, there is the likelihood that Australia will run away with the series 5 -0. Ollie Robinson was praised by the commentators for beating the bat on numerous occasions in the Brisbane match. The pacer was the standout bowler for England along with Mark Wood and took 4 wickets in the match.

Speaking to Rob Key on the Skysports network, Ollie Robison told what Stokes commented after the 1st test. According to Robinson, stokes said “Let’s focus on the next one. Let’s just start again almost. We have got four matches left , so lets deal as four-match series and try to win 2 – 1 or 3 -1 whatever would be.”

England did not had the luck on their side and the bowlers were made to bowl in the bright sunshine, which made batting relatively easier for the home side. Stokes looked far from rhythm and Robinson bowled tight lines but did not seem like having the mileage for bowling long spells. In his own words, “We didn’t have a lot of game time to bowl 15 overs in a day or in 90 overs of a day. So, rhythm wise I felt good, just didn’t have the capacity that we normally would have to go whole day and then back up again the next day”

“I suffered with a little bit of cramp on I think the second day in the evening and sort of just showed that we hadn’t had that game time that normally we would have”

Pink ball is more quicker than Red KookaBura : Ollie Robinson

Robinson explained that the Pink ball has a bigger seam than the Red Kookaburra and that the batsman in the training session felt that the bowl skits more under the glaze of the light. England has declared their premier fast bowlers Anderson and Broad as fit and they are very much a likelihood for the 2nd test. During the 2017 Pink ball test match, Jimmy Anderson bowled a brilliant spell and claimed his first five fer on the Australian soil with 5 – 43.

The 39-year-old was rested from the first game due to an injury scare as the visitors did not want the 2019 incident to happen again when the half-fit Anderson tore his calf on the first morning of 2019 Ashes, thereby ruling him out for the remainder of the series.

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