Collingwood adds to England injury worries

February 4, 2011 at 9:40 am 1 comment

It’s fair to say that England’s preparations for this month’s World Cup have been far from ideal, a sound spanking by Australia in their one-day series as well as an injury list as long as your arm, as long as you have a long arm. The latest member of the England squad to fly home early is Paul Collingwood after the all-rounder suffered a back spasm in the England’s sixth ODI match of seven.

The 34 year old joins Graeme Swann, Tim Bresnan, Ajmal Shahzad, Chris Tremlett and Stuart Broad who are all battling to regain their fitness in time for England’s opening game of the tournament against Holland on February 22nd. The group are all expected to be fit in time for the opening match and may be able to take part in the warm-up game against Canada before the tournament. The ICC World Cup betting suggests England have a chance of doing well in the tournament, but they will need their players fit and playing if they are to go all the way.

The out of form Collingwood will miss England’s final match of the seemingly endless one-day series against the Aussies and will use the time to get himself fit before the squad flies off to the sub-continent. England fans will be hoping the experienced all-rounder can rediscover the form that seems to have left him just as his career at the top level of cricket is winding down.

It would be typical of the feisty Collingwood to respond to his critics with a starring role in the World Cup. After a disappoint Ashes on a personal level Collingwood will be hoping to use this World Cup as his chance to leave international cricket on a real high. It’s fair to say that after the career he has had, not many would argue Colly doesn’t deserve it.


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  • 1. priya  |  February 10, 2011 at 6:17 pm live cricket at rojkinews


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