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Ollie Robinson selected for England Lions squad

Sussex fast-bowler has been selected to play for the England Lions against South Africa in four-day game starting on 9th August at The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury.

Ollie has also been selected to play for the England Test side for the first two Test matches against South Africa and will now also feature for the Lions in preparation for those games.

Lions squad versus South Africa

Sam Billings (Kent), Captain

Harry Brook (Yorkshire)

Sam Cook (Essex)

Sam Conners (Derbyshire)

Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire)

Will Jacks (Surrey)

Keaton Jennings (Lancashire)

Dan Lawrence (Essex)

Craig Overton (Somerset)

Liam Patterson-White (Nottinghamshire)

James Rew (Somerset)

Ollie Robinson (Sussex)

Dom Sibley (Warwickshire)

Mo Bobat, ECB Performance Director, said:

"We are delighted that the Lions will have a competitive fixture against the South African tourists. The squad strongly represents some of the country's current, next best and future England players. For some players, this game will be important preparation going into the Test series.

"These matches for the Lions are pivotal as we try to build the depth of players that can further enhance the way the Test team have been playing this summer. It is a reward for players who have scored runs and taken wickets this season in the LV= Insurance County Championship campaign and have caught our eye in how they've gone about their business.”

If you’d like to see Ollie in action, tickets are available to purchase now online from the Kent CCC website.

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