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Ollie Robinson has conceded that he faces a "make-or-break summer" when it comes to proving himself as a bowler England can build their Test attack around, following a difficult tour of India on which he made just one injury-affected appearance that raised questions about his future despite an average of 22.92 in the format.

Robinson, who turned 30 in December, has only played once at any level since suffering a back spasm during the Headingley Test against Australia in July. Despite working hard on his fitness over the first half of the winter, his return to the side for the fourth Test in India at Ranchi did not go to plan. He sustained an unrelated back injury while making a half-century in England's first innings, and that limited his ability to bowl at full tilt. He sent down just 13 overs out of 103.2 in India's reply - as well as dropping a crucial catch - and was then unused as India chased down a target of 192 to seal the series.

After a turbulent start to his international career, Robinson had seemingly been cast as the natural successor to James Anderson and Stuart Broad (even though the former is yet to indicate any willingness to retire). But an underwhelming Ashes, in which he made