Sussex seamer Ollie Robinson has been recalled to England's test squad for their first two tests against India next month.

It is the first timee that Robinson has been selected since he was banned for a series of offensive historic tweets.

The 27-year-old 's made his test debut against New Zealand last month but saw the special occasion turn into a nightmare when racist, sexist tweets dating back almost a decade came to light.

Robinson apologised at the end of the first day's play but was not considered for the next match and an investigation by the Cricket Discipline Committee saw him served with an eight-match ban, with five of those suspended for two years.

He has since made a low-key return to county action with Sussex, but has been recalled by England head coach Chris Silverwood at the first time of asking, joining a 17-man squad for the first two Tests against India.

But Silverwood has challenged Robinson to replicate his outstanding form so far in County Championship

He said: “We have selected Ollie Robinson after his seven-wicket Test debut against New Zealand.

“Ollie proved in that Test that he has the ability to replicate his outstanding form in the County Championship at international level and we will continue to work with him to develop his England career.”

England squad for India Test series: Root (c), Anderson, Bairstow, Bess, Broad, Burns, Buttler, Crawley, S Curran, Hameed, Lawrence, Leach, Pope, Robinson, Sibley, Stokes, Wood.