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‘4-1 was undeserved,’ says England’s Ollie Robinson on India Test tour drubbing

Despite the disappointing nature of results in India, Robinson said England’s Bazball approach is destined to propel the side to the top of international cricket across formats.

England seamer Ollie Robinson said that the recent 4-1 scoreline of their Test series defeat against India was an undeserving reflection of their performances on the tour.

Having opened the series with a 28-run win in Hyderabad, England’s Bazballers had jolted the home side before Rohit Sharma and Co made a remarkable turnaround, winning all four of the remaining Tests.

Robinson, who played a solitary Test in the series and returned wicketless, said: “We were really close to reversing that result. Obviously a catch I dropped in the fourth Test would have helped us but, no, we feel like 4-1 was undeserved really.

“We played some really good cricket and maybe on another tour it could have been 3-2 to us, who knows?” Robinson told on Sky Sports.

The Bazball charm

The tall seamer struck a half-century and bagged a duck as England went down by five wickets in the fourth Test in Ranchi. Despite the disappointing nature of results, Robinson said England’s aggressive brand of cricket under head coach Brendon McCullum is destined to propel the side to the top of international cricket.

England are ranked third in Tests, sixth in ODIs and second in T20s and are currently at the bottom of the nine-team World Test Championship standings.

However, Robinson says, “The brand of cricket that we’re playing is really good to watch for fans and good to play in.

“I think we’re really close to being the best in the world, to be honest. A few one percenters here and there and we can really dominate the world of cricket.”

England, the defending T20 World Cup champions, are slated to take on Pakistan, the runners-up of the last edition, in a four-match T20I series at home before the World Cup campaign in the West Indies and the USA in June. Their next Test assignment will be against the West Indies in July.

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