Ollie Robinson missed out on the fourth Ashes Test due to a shoulder injury


England has picked the right-arm pacer Stuart Broad for the upcoming Ashes test game while Ollie Robinson was ruled out of the fourth test against Australia which will begin from January 5.

Ollie Robinson has been ruled out of the fourth test due to a shoulder injury while Stuart Broad will replace him in the upcoming fourth Ashes test. 

Robinson took nine wickets in their first three matches so far. There was no change in the batting line-up that was bowled just for 68 in their second innings of the Boxing Day test. 

Right-arm pacer Stuart Broad will join England’s attack including James Anderson, Mark Wood, and spinner Jack Leach in the upcoming test game against Australia.

“We felt like it was too much of a risk to go in with a couple of lads who are carrying niggles,”

England’s assistant coach, Graham Thorpe, said.

“So, therefore, it was right to bring Stuart back in.”

He had expressed his displeasure at being ruled out of the two tests in Brisbane and Melbourne. Broad felt he wasn’t able to contribute or do anything that would be helpful for England. 

“I hope we’ve got a couple of caged tigers coming into this match, Ben being one of them and Stuart Broad another,”

Thorpe said.

“Getting the players into the right frame of mind is important. I think they want to put in a performance for themselves and collectively for the team.”

England assistant coach Thorpe has taken responsibilities from Head Coach Chris Silverwood who was unable for the series after testing positive for Covid-19. Thorpe said that England also hadn’t played “enough good cricket.” 

England team is in trouble in the ongoing Ashes Test series against Australia. After the loss of the first two tests, they also couldn’t save the third one and lost it very badly. In the third Ashes test in Melbourne, Match was being wrapped with two and a half days and it hurts England the mosts.

“Preparations have been tough … we’ve had the distractions of COVID, which have been challenging to say the least,”

Thorpe said. 

“But we also know that we haven’t played good enough cricket when we’ve been out in the middle either. We’ve got an opportunity this week at a great cricket ground to put in a really good performance.”

Squad: Haseeb Hameed, Zak Crawley, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Mark Wood, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, Jimmy Anderson.