England’s Ollie Robinson hopes to ‘unsettle’ Australia in Ashes

England will take on Australia in the first Test match of the Ashes series at the Gabba on December 8

By Web Desk
December 05, 2021
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England's pacer Oliver Edward Robinson hopes to "unsettle" Australia ahead of the first Test match of the Ashes series at the Gabba on Wednesday.

The medium-fast bowler has claimed 29 wickets from five Test matches, out of which 21 came against India in 2021.

The 28-year-old realizes that the Ashes challenge against Australia is tough but he will try to get under their skin to unsettle them, Sky Sports reported.

He said, "I don't think I, as a person, could keep my head down if I tried. It's just home fans here as well, so we have to be ready for them to come hard at us and the challenge is going to be tough."

Robinson said, "I'm definitely going to be trying to get under their skins and try and sort of unsettling them as it were, batters and bowlers really."

Robinson believes the key to winning is to get the Aussies off their momentum.

"If I can get them off their rhythm then we're winning, so it's something you'll definitely see and hopefully we will come out on top."

Robinson feels that despite the tough preparation for the Ashes, England are ahead of the Aussies as most of the Australian players came in late from the T20 World Cup 2021.

"It's obviously not been ideal preparation, it's been tough, but as a group, we feel we've made do with what we've been given. We feel in a good place and we feel ahead of the Aussies which is the main thing.

"They were at the World Cup (final) and in quarantine so they are probably a few weeks behind us," he added.