Ollie Robinson has spelt out his ambition to play for England.

But he has played down the presence of a national team scout at Sussex’s most recent match.

Former Sussex and England fast bowler Geoff Arnold was at Arundel during last week’s draw against Gloucestershire.

Robinson has claimed 24 Championship wickets already this season at less than 17 apiece.

He could be a candidate for the England Lions side to face Australia A at Canterbury next month.

The 25-year-old said: “I don’t know if he was here for me but it’s always nice seeing a scout watching the game.

“I’m 100% ambitious to play for England, as every player is, and if my performances for Sussex allow me to achieve higher honours, then that’s great.”

England’s senior side return to training in Manchester today with Sussex star Jofra Archer providing the bedrock of their World Cup attack.

Fellow quicks Chris Woakes and Mark Wood are managing respective knee and ankle problems ahead of tomorrow’s game versus Rashid Khan’s Afghanistan.

Skipper Eoin Morgan (back spasm) and Jason Roy (hamstring) picked up problems during Friday’s win over West Indies, during which Archer took 3-30 to move to nine wickets for the competition so far at an average of 18.33.