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Popular cricket players of English cricket team: Paul Collingwood

by on February 21, 2011
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 Popular cricket players of English cricket team: Paul Collingwood

  • Paul Collingwood, famous English cricket player,  made his entry into international cricket in English cricket team on 7th June 2001 against Pakistan.
  • He is among the very few batting all rounder’s the English cricket team has. Collingwood has many records under his name.
  • Well known for his consistency in batting, Collingwood played 197 ODI matches and scored an aggregate of 5092 runs which consist 5 centuries and 26 half centuries.
  • Collingwood’s top score in an innings is 128(not out). Considering the fact that he is an all rounder he has been pretty effective with the ball too.
  • In test cricket, he has scored 4,259 in 68 test matches with  206 being his highest test score
  • His best figures of 6/31 and a total wickets numbering to 110, have earned him a proper slot in the bowling order.
  • In all Collingwood has played 2 ICC world cups for his side and has performed above average, taking his team to the second stages in both the tournaments.
  • The English team won the T twenty world cup 2010, the ashes of 2005 and 2010-11 (which is also his retirement year for test cricket) under his captaincy
  • He has proven to be one of the very few successful captains which mostly fail to do so. And has brought home many trophy’s.

Highlights of player profile:

  • He scored 1,000 test runs in a calender year of 2006.
  • He set a record for scoring for maintaining high score partnership with Kevin Pietersen in fourth wicket partnership where his score was 206 and partnership was of 310.
  • He has scored double century against Australia in 2007. Also, he is the only English batsman who has scored a double century in Australia. 
  • In One Day Internationals, Collingwood gave his best all rounder performance against Bangladesh where he scored 112 runs not out and claimed 6 wickets for 31 runs. 
  • He also holds the record of fastest ODI half century scored by an England player,  off  deliveries. 




One Response to “Popular cricket players of English cricket team: Paul Collingwood”
  1. mano says:

    like it,need more of all over the world cricketers.

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