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Robinson keen for England to be tested

Just three months into his tenure as England’s new Head Coach Mark Robinson led England into a World Cup. It was the T20 World Cup in India. England were under-prepared and Robinson was just finding his feet. England made it to the semi-final, but imploded against the old enemy, Australia, falling five runs short chasing just 132. Post-match, with his captain, Charlotte Edwards, sitting next to him Robinson blamed the squad’s fitness. Five weeks later Charlotte Edward’s glittering England career had ended. Robinson had dispensed with his captain and, some would say, his best batsman. It was time for England to start again…
Fast forward to Lord’s in May 2017 and Robinson finds himself just six weeks away from another World Cup. This time the 50 Over World Cup on home soil, with the tantalizing prospect of a final on the hallowed turf outside the window, in front of 20,000 people. But can England win it?

“We’re in a really good place, but until you play against someone else in a really …