Cricket World Player of the Week - Ollie Robinson
In the absence of Stuart Broad, Robinson has emerged as the perfect accomplice to James Anderson.
Ollie Robinson is currently the leading wicket-taker in the five-match Test series between India and England and has picked up 16 wickets from the six innings of three Test matches at an average of under 20 and an economy rate of 2.61.
This includes two five-wicket hauls and his best of 5/65. Robinson has sent down 116.5 overs in the series and apart from a couple of stretches in the second Test match, he has been able to maintain his zip despite the workload.
Robinson finished as the Player of the Match in the 3rd Test match at Headingley, taking 7 wickets in the match. He dismissed Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant in the first innings to assist spearhead James Anderson but assumed the leading role come the second innings.
If India had a slight chance of saving the Test match, the way Robinson bowled on the morning of the 4th day, it sealed the deal for the hosts.
Robinson dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and Ishant Sharma to add to his dismissal of Rohit Sharma on day 3 to guide England to a dominant victory.
His true test might be on some of the relatively unresponsive surfaces in Australia during the upcoming Ashes, but for now, England have unearthed a gem.
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