Collingwood hopes for England recall

June 16, 2011 at 1:43 pm Leave a comment

Paul Collingwood says his love of representing his country means he’ll fight tooth and nail to reclaim his place in England’s one day sides after being stripped of the Twenty20 captaincy.

The Durham man retired from test cricket following the recent Ashes triumph in Australia but insisted he wanted to continue his career with the limited overs sides.

Collingwood captained the England T20 side to World Cup glory in 2010 and he axing in favour of Stuart Broad came as a surprise to many. The England and Wales Cricket Board had a captaincy shake-up earlier this year with Andrew Strauss remaining as Test captain while Alistair Cook and Stuart Broad were given the one-day and twenty20 jobs respectively. Those looking to place an online bet UK would have been a little baffled by the decision.

Many onlookers saw this as the end of the all-rounder’s international career but Collingwood says he is determined to prove his worth and believes he is still good enough to represent his country.

“I love playing for England. I love the environment. I love what we’ve created,” he told the Wisden Cricketer.

“It’s just a great place to be and so I really lived the dream these last 10 years. And I want more of it. I want to be involved, I want to be playing.”

The 35-year-old, who was part of England’s disappointing recent World Cup campaign in India, is currently recovering from knee surgery knows that his age may have become a problem for the England selectors but hopes his form for Durham can see him return to the side. Fans of free sports betting may be doubtful.

Despite the disappointment of losing the captaincy, Collingwood who has played 197 one-day internationals for his country says he understands the selectors’ decision.


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