England’s resurgent Test team can win the Ashes “comfortably” on home soil this year and make up for their 4-0 drubbing in Australia in the last series, fast bowler Ollie Robinson said.
Coach Brendon McCullum and captain Ben Stokes have led England to 10 wins in 12 Tests since taking over early last year on the back of an aggressive style of play dubbed “Bazball”.
With England enjoying such a strong run of form, Robinson saw no reason why they should not feel confident about winning the Ashes for the first time since 2015 when the series begins on June 16 at Edgbaston.
“The way we’re playing at the moment, we feel like we can really stick one on them and win the series comfortably,” he told British media on Wednesday. “There’s definitely a desire, a hunger to put it right. I felt when I got back from that trip I didn’t leave it all out there and I’d let myself down and the side down alittle bit.”
“There’s a lot of hungry boys this summer wanting to beat the Aussies again …It’s one of the biggest series we play, so why not talk it up?”
England’s radical rebrand has yielded results both at home and abroad.