Ollie Robinson: Sacked by Yorkshire, picked by England

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Ollie Robinson’s first-class bowling record
Date: 2-6 June Time: 11:00 BST Venue: Lord’s
Coverage: Test Match Special commentary, in-play video highlights and text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app

Even if we are sick of them, there remain some advantages to Zoom calls.

Take this chat with Ollie Robinson, for example. On top of everything he has to say – which is revealing, engaging and brutally honest – there is also a glimpse into the home life of the pace bowler poised to make his England debut against New Zealand.

Baby Sienna, born in September, finds her feet with the help of the sofa, watched by Cooper the dog, who is contemplating an afternoon snooze.

Family involvement has been crucial in the cricketing development of Sussex’s Robinson, a 27-year-old whose prolific wicket-taking in the County Championship has been built on metronomic accuracy, seam movement and bounce generated from his 6ft 5in frame.

His grandfather Rex was a stalwart of Margate Cricket Club in Kent,…