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Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has opined that upcoming English bowler Ollie Robinson doesn’t have pace like Mohammad Siraj or Kyle Jamieson and so will struggle outside England. While comparing the three pacers, Butt said they’re talented but Robinson is not in the same league as the other two.
Robinson has had a good start to his career so far. Having played three matches for England, Robinson has picked up sixteen wickets at an average of 20.31. He already has a fifer to his name, taken in the first Test against India last week at the Trent Bridge.
He is seen as a bright prospect, especially considering how weak England’s pace attack has become owing to injuries to primary bowlers. However, Butt feels the 27-year-old is unlikely to have the same impact outside England where the conditions don’t offer as much swing.
“All three are talented pacers but I don’t feel Robinson is in the same league as Jamieson and Siraj. If he comes to India or goes to Australia for The Ashes, he might not be as effective.”
“He doesn’t have that pace and is likely to struggle with the Kookaburra ball. In English conditions, he is effective because the ball moves around but otherwise I don’t think he will be a threat,” Salman Butt mentioned.
“Robinson doesn’t fit into the comparison with Siraj and Jamieson” – Salman Butt
The three aforementioned pacers are relatively new to the international Test circuit. Jamieson has played the most among the trio, with eight matches to his name while Siraj has played seven. They have a long future ahead of them, but Robinson doesn’t belong with the other two for now, as per Salman Butt.
“Robinson doesn’t fit into the comparison, according to me. The other two are very good bowlers. Jamieson is an outstanding pacer and Siraj is someone who is going to be very useful for India going ahead,” Butt added.
Robinson and Siraj will next be seen in the third Test between England and India at Headingley, Leeds on August 25.
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