Ollie Robinson claimed that England are well placed to win back the coveted Ashes trophy, saying his side can give Australia a good hiding.
By India Today Sports Desk: England pacer Ollie Robinson has started the war of words ahead of the much-awaited Ashes, saying his side can give Australia a good hiding.
Robinson claimed that England are well placed to win back the coveted trophy. The 29-year-old said that it was a “dream come true” to be part of the home Ashes.
“It doesn’t get much better than that,” Robinson said on BBC Radio Sussex. “It’s a dream come true to be involved in a home Ashes. When we went to Australia, we weren’t quite at our best.
“But with the team and the squad we’ve got at the moment, it’s such an exciting time to play Australia at home. I really feel like we could get one over on them, and give them a good hiding.”
Robinson has been phenomenal for England since making his Test debut in 2021. He has picked up 66 wickets at 21.27 in 16 matches. During the 2021-22 Ashes, Robinson took 11 wickets at 25.54 but England lost all four Tests as Australia retained the urn.
However, since the appointment of Brendon McCullum as coach and Ben Stokes as captain last year, England have won 10 of their 12 Tests. England’s aggressive approach, dubbed as ‘BazBall’, has revolutionised red-ball cricket.
“Brendon McCullum and Stokesy have just changed the game for us (with) the confidence that they’ve given the players — the batters especially,” Robinson said. “I think the fans can see that (from) the way we’re going out there and trying to put on a show, almost, trying to perform for people.
“There will come a point when other Test nations will have to try and play the way we play to compete. That can only be good for the fans and good to watch. The entertainment we’re producing is like nothing we’ve seen in Test cricket before. I think teams will follow suit at some point. It just depends how long it takes for some to do that.”