Robinson makes breakthrough on England Test debut

Ollie Robinson was named in the England XI as the first Test against New Zealand started today at Lord's - and he had the honour of taking England's first wicket of the summer.

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 11:17 am
Updated Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 2:50 pm
Ollie Robinson is handed his cap by Jon Lewis / Picture: Getty

He was not certain to start, with that squad containing more fast bowlers than there was space for in the XI, but Robinson and Gloucestershire wicketkeeper James Bracey were both handed their debuts and presented with their caps.

Bracey was given his England cap by Marcus Trescothick, while Jon Lewis handed one to Robinson.

New Zealand made a good start but just over an hour into the opening session, Robinson got the breakthrough as Tom Latham pushed forward and sent an inside edge into the stumps. Robinson ran away roaring in celebration before being congratulated by his teammates.

Later he got his second victim, trapping Ross Taylor lbw for 14.

Robinson gets the breakthrough / Picture: Getty
Bails flying! Picture: Getty
Robinson is congratulated / Picture: Getty