In Ashes 2023, Steve Harmison senses Ollie Robinson’s demise. In the third Test, Robinson could only bowl 11.2 overs before leaving the field midway through the first innings due to back spasms.
Ollie Robinson sustained an injury during the third Test of the series at Headingley, Leeds. According to former England cricketer Steve Harmison, he won’t be playing in the Ashes in 2023. Due to back spasms, Robinson was only able to bowl 11.2 overs in the entire game. Before leaving the field halfway through the first inning.
Robinson has accumulated 10 kills at an average of 28.40. Placing him as England’s second-highest wicket-taker through the first three games of the series. However, Harmison believes the 29-year-old is out for the series and that England cannot afford to gamble with his health.
He’s finish for me, and I believe he’s finish in the ashes. I believe that the past has been replay. Due to physical limitations. Hes unable to bowl the number of overs he was capable of during the previous Ashes. I won’t guess as to where he is in terms of fitness or whether it’s just unlucky that these injuries have occurred. But England cannot afford to take the chance, according to Harmison, who quote by TalkSport.
The 2005 Ashes champion added that Robinson needs to improve his fitness because his speed has steadily declined over the series.
“We must choose the greatest bowlers because there are just two games remaining in the series that we must win. Ollie is one of them, but he has to be physically fit to be one. He began the previous few tests at 78 mph, but now he’s dipping to 76 mph and 75 mph. Despite his impressive Test cricket record, he must first improve his physical health and fitness before resuming his Test career.
Anderson or Tongue to come to fill Robison’s place
For the fourth Test at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester, England must choose between James Anderson and Josh Tongue due to Robinson’s injury. Notably, Josh Tongue performed well at Lord’s while Anderson only managed to take three wickets in the first two Test matches. The 25-year-old, who was only playing in his second Test, took five wickets throughout the match, including the coveted victims David Warner and Steven Smith twice.
As England looks to tie the series, it will be intriguing to watch who gets the call to play in the fourth Test, which starts on Wednesday, July 19.