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WI Vs ENG: Ollie Robinson Ruled Out Of First Test With Back Injury

The first Test of the three-match series between England and West Indies kicks off at North Sound, Antigua on March 8.

Ollie Robinson pulled up midway during warm-up match against Cricket West Indies President’s XI.
Ollie Robinson pulled up midway during warm-up match against Cricket West Indies President’s XI. Twitter/@ICC

Seamer Ollie Robinson was ruled out of England’s first test match against West Indies because of a back problem, with uncapped seamer Saqib Mahmood stepping into the squad. (More Cricket News)

Robinson pulled up midway through an over during the warmup match against a Cricket West Indies President’s XI and was unable to take part in practice on Sunday.

England was already unlikely to gamble on the 28-year-old Robinson’s fitness for the match, which starts Tuesday, but the latest injury settled the issue and allowed Mahmood to take his spot in a 12-man squad for the three-test series.

England interim head coach Paul Collingwood and captain Joe Root must now decide whether to hand the Lancashire quick a debut in an all-seam attack or stick with the variety of Jack Leach’s left-arm spin.

The starting lineup will be confirmed at the toss.

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