Ollie Robinson has revealed he will be fully prepared if he makes his Test debut this week.

The Sussex seamer hopes to play for England against New Zealand at Lord’s from Wednesday.

He missed Sussex’s seven-wicket defeat by Northants at Hove, which finished yesterday.

Robinson has been looking at ways to take top-order wickets with Black Caps captain Kane Williamson - a former Yorkshire team-mate - the obvious focus.

He said: “I won’t reveal too much yet but I have done quite a lot of research on their top four especially.

“I have watched a lot of footage of them batting. I’ve been trying to work how I am going to go about getting them out and setting them up.

“Williamson is obviously the main one. It looks like swinging it away from him, setting him up, pulling him across the crease and then using the crease with the nip backer to get him looks like a solid option.

“That will be Plan A. If he gets a few more we have got a few Plans Bs and Cs in the background.”

Robinson would love to have a crack at the visitors.

He added: “I will be getting in New Zealand’s faces and trying to gee the boys up a bit.

“Just bringing that little extra edge hopefully next week and I’ll be going fairly hard.”


ine fever’ where I’m a changed character when I go on the field.

“It just gives me that little extra boost when I’m able to go at players and bowl at better players and go at them. I definitely feel like I have got different gears that I can step up to in Test cricket.”