England fast-bowler Ollie Robinson has predicted that the upcoming Ashes Test series, scheduled to be held in England later this year in June, will result in England giving Australia a ‘good hiding’
“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 said in an interview with BBC Radio Sussex this week.
The 29-year-old also acknowledged that representing England in the Ashes series was the pinnacle. “It doesn’t get much better than that,” he said.
“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,” he added.
England lost the five-match Test series 4-0 in Australia in the last Ashes series in 2021/22 Australian summer. The three lions have not been able to take back the urn to England since 2015.
However, England this time will be going into the series in good form playing aggressive cricket. Under the new Brendon McCullum –Ben Stokes regime, the side has won 10 of their last 12 Test matches.
Speaking of which Robinson said, “Brendon McCullum and Stokesy have just changed the game for us (with) the confidence that they’ve given the players — the batters especially,”
“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,” he added.
Robinson reckons other Test-playing nations might have to play how England is playing in the future to be successful. “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,” he said.
The right- arm medium seamer further went on to say, “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 on how long it takes for some to do that.”