ENG VS SA: England Cricket Board has announced the squad for England’s upcoming three-match Test series against South Africa. The first Test match is scheduled to start on August 17 at Lord’s. The squad sees the return of Sussex seamer Ollie Robinson for the first two matches. Seeking official betting sites in India? Learn how to find the right one for you and explore your sports betting options.

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Ollie Robinson Roped Into England’s Squad

ENG VS SA: England Name Squad For First Two Tests as Ollie Robinson Returns
ENG VS SA: England Name Squad For First Two Tests as Ollie Robinson Returns

Robinson last represented England in the fifth Ashes Test, played in January this year. He could not make the squads for the West Indies and New Zealand series due to a back problem. Since then, the back issue had resurfaced in May and he also suffered from COVID, thus limiting his participation in professional cricket. Robinson however turned up for Sussex last week grabbing nine wickets at Trent Bridge. He has now replaced the injured Jamie Overton in the England squad. He is available for selection in the Lord’s and Emirates Old Trafford games. Bet online by checking more FREE betting tips from our professional expert tipsters.

Ollie Robinson has had a bright start to his international career. He picked up 21 wickets in only his second series, against India, and booked a ticket for the following Ashes. His performances Down Under were decent as he failed to provide regular breakthroughs despite a very good economy rate. In all, the 28-year-old has picked up 39 wickets in nine matches at an average of under 22. He will be raring to go if named in the eleven against South Africa.

ENG VS SA: Hosts Look Not To Tinker Too Much

ENG VS SA: England Name Squad For First Two Tests as Ollie Robinson Returns
ENG VS SA: England Name Squad For First Two Tests as Ollie Robinson Returns

“After an excellent start to the summer, 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.”

Mo Bobat, England men’s performance director

England also dropped Sam Billings after he was called up against New Zealand to replace the injured Ben Foakes during the second Test versus New Zealand. Another notable fact is the management’s continued faith in Zak Crawley. The Kent opener has not had enough impact to cement his spot at the top of the order. He currently averages 26.71 in the format with two centuries to his name.

Unbeaten across four attempts, the Stokes-McCullum duo will be keen to keep its record intact. Mark Boucher, South Africa’s coach, recently said how England needed to be smart with their “Bazball” approach but it is unlikely that they will move away from their tried-and-tested method. Their batting order is set but it remains to be seen who all partner Anderson and Broad in the bowling department.

England squad for first two South Africa Tests: Ben Stokes (captain), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Craig Overton, Matthew Potts, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root. Read Mobile Bet365 reviews here and learn more about how online betting works. So what are you waiting for? Download the app now!

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