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Paul Collingwood


Country: England
Date of Birth: May 26, 2022
Place of Birth: Shotley Bridge,Co Durham
Batting Style: Right Handed
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
Skill: Bowler
Teams Played: Delhi Daredevils, England

Batting Performance

Tests68115104259206 102040.5646.45
ODI197181375092120* 52635.3676.99
T20s3533258379 0318.81127.02
IPL87220375* 0340.6130.13

Bowling & Fielding Performance


Career Performance

First MatchLast Match
TestsDecember 2, 2021 v Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium, GalleJanuary 3, 2022 v Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney
ODIsJune 7, 2021 v Pakistan at Edgbaston, BirminghamMarch 11, 2022 v Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
T20sJune 13, 2021 v Australia at The Rose Bowl, SouthamptonJanuary 14, 2022 v Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne
IPLMarch 29, 2022 v Kolkata Knight Riders at Feroz Shah Kotla, DelhiApril 18, 2022 v Deccan Chargers at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi


Paul Collingwood is probably the best English batsman in the past couple of years. The Durham batsman didn't have the best of starts to his international career as he struggled to keep his place in the team. But good performances in the domestic circuit saw Collingwood fighting back into the English team. Since then, he never looked back on his career.

Being a natural athlete, Collingwood is unarguably the best English fielder ever. His natural stroke-play and ability to retain his wicket at the crease has made him the backbone of the England middle order. The right-hander is very handy with his dibbly-dobbly medium-pace deliveries and has the reputation of being a partnership-breaker. His double century in the 2006-07 Ashes series was deprived of praise because of the manner in which his team folded in the second innings and lost the Test and the series.

In the months that followed, he has managed to cement his place in the squad on account of some consistent scores and decent spells with the ball. He bats in the lower-middle order which may explain his 4 hundreds in more than 150 ODIs. He was named skipper of the ODI side but followed in the footsteps of Michael Vaughan by stepping down as skipper to concentrate on his form.

He often remains the unsung hero playing second fiddle to the England top-order and front-line bowlers in the team. Despite return to form, his chances of taking over as captain were hurt when Kevin Pietersen was named skipper in 2008. Andrew Strauss succeeded Pietersen's brief stint as Strauss returned to ODI cricket after two years, denying Collingwood the chance to lead the side in the fifty-over format. He, however, did take charge as captain for the ICC World Twenty20 2009 where he failed to lead the side past the Super Eight stage of the tournament.