England skipper Joe Root remained tight-lipped about whether Sussex seamer Ollie Robinson would make his debut in the first test against New Zealand which gets underway at Lords tomorrow morning (11am).

The Sussex seamer was called up to the England test squad last month after impressing in the early part of the season.

Robinson took 29 wickets in his first five County Championship matches at an average of 14.72.

The 27-year-old has been one of county cricket’s most prolific performers, with 279 first-class wickets at an average of 21.04, but a Test chance has proved elusive because of the abundance of bowling options England have at their disposal.

However, injuries to players like Robinson's Sussex team mate Jofra Archer and the decision to rest those who have been involved in the Indian Premier League, saw him finally get his chance.

However, Root admitted in his press conference yesterday that he still had some decisions to make with coach Chris Silverwood about the squad for the first test.

He said: “In terms of the rest of the squad, we haven’t quite got that clarity.

"There are a few things we want to weigh up and be sure on, in terms of the balance of the side and how that exactly looks.”