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July 27, 2021

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Ollie Robinson, suspended for racist tweets, returns to England squad for India Tests

Ollie Robinson, suspended for racist tweets, returns to England squad for India Assessments | Cricket Information

London: Star all-rounder Ben Stokes on Wednesday returned to the 17-member England squad for the primary two Assessments in opposition to India, together with pacer Ollie Robinson, who was earlier suspended for his seven-year-old racist tweets.
Opener Haseeb Hameed, whose final Take a look at was in opposition to India in 2016, was additionally named within the squad.
The primary Take a look at begins in Nottingham on August 4 whereas the second match shall be performed on the Lord’s from August 12-16.
Jofra Archer, recuperating from elbow surgical procedure, and Chris Woakes, affected by bruised heel, are nonetheless not match-fit to be included.
Pacers Mark Wooden and Sam Curran are the opposite quick bowlers within the line-up, other than the veteran duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad.
Robinson, who made his debut in opposition to New Zealand within the first Take a look at, was suspended after his seven-year-old allegedly racist tweets resurfaced prompting the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to droop him from all types of cricket.
The seasoned keeper-batsmen Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler are again within the Joe root-led workforce after being rested for the Take a look at collection in opposition to New Zealand. The workforce additionally has Rory Burns, Ollie Pope, Zak Crawley, Dom Sibley and Dan Lawrence within the batting unit.
Nevertheless, one of many notable comebacks is actually that of 24-year-old Lancashire opener Hameed, who’s at present enjoying in opposition to India within the warm-up sport at Durham.
Hameed was termed as ‘Child Boycs’ throughout his teenage years for his defensive sport resembling Geoffrey Boycott’s dogged defence.
Hameed, by the way, final performed in England’s 2016 collection in India and he’s making a comeback after 5 years.
England Squad: Joe Root (captain), James Anderson, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Dom Sibley, Mark Wooden.
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