Ollie Robinson set to miss England series decider against West Indies | England cricket team


The England seamer Ollie Robinson is set to miss out on selection for the decisive third Test against the West Indies after a setback in his recovery from back problems.

Robinson was earmarked to lead the attack in the Caribbean after the senior bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad were left out of the squad, but he has already missed the first two Tests and now looks certain to remain on the sidelines.

The 28-year-old trained at the ground on Wednesday in an attempt to prove his fitness but it is understood he did not feel 100% during the workout, meaning England are unlikely to take a risk.

With the pitch expected to offer more assistance to pace bowlers than the two lifeless surfaces in Antigua and Barbados, the prospects of playing Matt Parkinson as a second spinner appear to be receding.

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One change to the XI is anticipated, with Craig Overton favourite to replace Matthew Fisher after recovering from illness.



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