Ollie Robinson returns to Sussex’s 13-man squad that includes Delray Rawlins for the upcoming Bob Willis Trophy match against Middlesex.
The seamer was recalled to England’s bio-secure bubble ahead of the second Test against Pakistan, and our Bob Willis Trophy clash with Kent, but has now departed The Ageas Bowl.
Robinson will replace George Garton in the attack, with the left-armer nursing a slight hamstring strain following career-best figures of 9-76 against Essex, while 18-year-old Henry Crocombe is also rested with his workload being carefully managed.
Head coach, Jason Gillespie said, “We’re very excited to bring young James Coles into the squad for the first time. He’s a 16-year-old right-handed batsman on our Pathway who also bowls left-arm spin.
“He’s an exciting young cricketer and it will be a great opportunity for him to be around the squad.
“There is such a good vibe in the dressing room at the moment. The boys are all working really hard and are enjoying each other’s company.
“We were all obviously gutted to lose to Essex but there were lots of positives to take. We gave the County Champions a real scare.
“Our bowling was much improved, highlighted by the fact we nearly bowled them out twice, and our energy in the field was once again really pleasing.
“We know we still have to improve with the bat and be better with our application. We had a lot of starts again, but didn’t capitalize. That’s something we need to improve on but overall it was a pleasing performance.
“We’re now looking forward to the weekend and our match against Middlesex, who are a really strong side. It will be a big challenge but we are looking forward to it.”
Sussex squad to face Middlesex
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