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Paul Collingwood

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
England, Durham, England XI, Delhi, Rajasthan, Perth Scorchers, Impi
Roles played:
Skipper-T20 | Ex Skipper-ODI | AllRounder
Home country:
England
Born:
May 26, 1976, Shotley Bridge,Co Durham

Profile

Cited as the heir to the legendary Jonty Rhodes, Paul Collingwood embodies superior work-ethic, batting tenacity, mesmerizing fielding ability, and most importantly, a sense of enjoyment.

It took a while before Collingwood showed sparks of promise. Following his ODI debut against Pakistan in 2001, Collingwood’s first five outings averaged a mere 11.2. Selector- persistence eventually paid off when he notched 3 half-centuries in his next five innings. Combination of selective stroke-play and an ability to rotate strike to keep the scoreboard ticking often saw him play the sheet anchor role. His elusive Test debut came during the end of 2003 - after extended stints as England’s 12th man owing to his fielding ability - replacing flu-afflicted skipper Nasser Hussain in Galle during England’s trip to Sri Lanka. Although he scored a mere 37 in two innings with the bat, his fielding caught the eye once again when he held a total of 5 catches and caused a run-out. By 2005, Collingwood was an ODI regular and went on to become England’s most successful batsman by becoming the first-ever Englishman to cross the 5000-run mark; also their highest run-getter for a long, long time.

During the Ashes later that year, he replaced the injured Simon Jones in the final Test. He bowled some vital overs for a draw, resulting in a historic triumph for England against their old foes. More opportunities came, that Collingwood grabbed, the highlight being a 206 against Australia in Adelaide. His performances aided sub-continent success and in 2007 the same year, he became Michael Vaughan’s ODI successor. Despite mixed results, in 2008, he relinquished captaincy citing inability to enjoy the game as the reason. Still, his Test form kept improving, reflecting in England’s 2009 Ashes retention. That year, Collingwood replaced Alec Stewart as England’s most-capped ODI player.

In 2010, skipper “Colly” led the England side to their first-ever global success in the ICC World Twenty20, hitting the winning boundary against Australia. The Test retirement came on a high note, as England regained the 2010-11 Ashes and Collingwood bid adieu with pride. Eventually, the T20I captaincy was taken over by team-mate Stuart Broad.

Despite his sudden exit from the international arena, especially ODIs and T20Is, Collingwood continued to ply his trade for his domestic county, Durham. In 2011, the veteran was signed up by the Perth Scorchers for the inaugural Big Bash League.


Fast Facts

  • Paul Collingwood became England's most capped ODI cricketer, when he surpassed Alec Stewart’s record of 170 ODIs in 2009.
  • Collingwood’s knock of 206 in Adelaide in the 2006–07 Ashes became the first double century by an Englishman on Australian soil for 78 years.

 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 68 115 4259 10 40.56 46.44 10 20 206
ODI 197 181 5092 37 35.36 76.98 5 26 120*
T20 35 33 583 2 18.80 127.01 0 3 79
IPL 8 7 203 2 40.6 130.12 0 3 75*
CLT20 1 1 38 0 38 140.74 0 0 38
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 68 59 1905 1018 17 3/23 / 59.88 3.20 0 0 0 17
ODI 197 151 5186 4294 111 6/31 / 38.68 4.96 3 1 0 77
T20 35 19 222 329 16 4/22 / 20.56 8.89 1 0 0 3
IPL 8 6 89 101 5 2/19 / 20.2 6.80 0 0 0 1
CLT20 1 1 6 14 0 0/14 / - 14 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 96 0 2
ODI 108 0 26
T20 14 0 3
IPL 4 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
ODI 25 11 12 1 1 44
T20 30 17 11 0 2 56.67

Career

Span:
Test:
2003-2011
 
ODI:
2001-2011
 
T20:
2005-2011
 
IPL:
2010-2010
 
CLT20:
2012-2012
Test
Debut:
England Vs Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium, Galle - Dec 02, 2003
Last played:
England Vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Jan 03, 2011
ODI
Debut:
England Vs Pakistan at Edgbaston, Birmingham - Jun 07, 2001
Last played:
England Vs Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong - Mar 11, 2011
T20
Debut:
England Vs Australia at The Rose Bowl, Southampton - Jun 13, 2005
Last played:
England Vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne - Jan 14, 2011
IPL
Debut:
Delhi Vs Kolkata at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Mar 29, 2010
Last played:
Delhi Vs Hyderabad at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Apr 18, 2010
CLT20
Debut:
Perth Scorchers Vs Auckland at SuperSport Park, Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
Last played:
Perth Scorchers Vs Auckland at SuperSport Park, Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
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