PAUL COLLINGWOOD

  • World Cup 2015: Rule changes have made game better to watch April 1, 2015

    Australia were worthy winners of what I felt after only a couple of weeks was the best ICC Cricket World Cup we've ever seen. From there, it only got better and better, and it was just what the game needed. There has been talk of reducing the game to two...
  • World Cup: Paul Collingwood credits India for turnaround, hails batsmen March 17, 2015

    Melbourne: Ahead of Thursday's India vs Bangladesh quarterfinal, former England captain Paul Collingwood credited the players and the team management for India's turnaround in the World Cup after their dismal tour Down Under. "India has been awesome and full credit goes to the players and management for turning it around. They...
  • Australia are favourites to win the ICC World Cup 2015 March 16, 2015

    I think the most exciting thing about the knock-out phase of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is that you're only going to see teams getting braver and braver as the stakes get higher. It's actually frightening how quickly the game has changed and I don't think anyone would be...
  • World Cup 2015: England need to get the fun factor back March 14, 2015

    It was probably the last game they wanted to play after what's happened over the last few weeks but England's win over Afghanistan was a job well done. They were on a lose-lose going into this match and they've done what they had to. If they had lost it would...
  • World Cup: The quality of cricket of the associate members is really high March 13, 2015

    There's plenty of debate about the future structure of the ICC Cricket World Cup, but no matter what is decided when the ICC Board meets in April, some good work has been done for the Associate Members in the lead-up to this tournament. I got involved with Scotland last winter for...
  • World Cup 2015: England suffocated by confidence, says Collingwood March 10, 2015

    You can only imagine how devastated England's players will be after they were knocked out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 by Bangladesh. It actually hurts me. It gives you that feeling in the pit of your stomach for how bad the players must be feeling at the moment. ...
  • Scotland will regroup after England defeat, says Collingwood February 23, 2015

    Whenever you lose cricket matches, there is huge disappointment but I know the Scotland guys can bounce back from the defeat to England. In Christchurch, England played a really solid game. Winning the toss gave us the opportunity to try to get some nerves going in their camp after their start...
  • World Cup 2015: England's conservative approach cost them dear against NZ February 20, 2015

    I can't remember seeing such a one-sided game as England's eight-wicket defeat to New Zealand. There have been plenty of occasions where we've been pummelled in the past, but I've never seen a game like it in an ICC Cricket World Cup. Being an England fan, it was horrible viewing...
  • World Cup 2015: England coach Moores may lose job, says Collingwood February 19, 2015

    London: Former England captain Paul Collingwood has said Peter Moores may lose his job as national coach if he is unable to produce the desired results in the World Cup. England suffered an embarrassing 111-run defeat against Australia at the quadrennial event opener - their ninth loss in the last 13...
  • England will come back hard after Australia thrashing February 15, 2015

    England will come out of their defeat to Australia absolutely devastated because they've taken a huge hammering. They will be soul searching over the next six days and it will feel like a long time until the New Zealand game but that's what can happen in World Cups. You go...
  • World Cup 2015: Can England be braver than Australia? February 13, 2015

    The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is almost upon us and you can feel the excitement building here in Australia ahead of their mouth-watering opening match against England. I've been here for a few days with Scotland and the anticipation is mounting, with the little things like the headshots, the media...
  • World Cup 2015: Ireland target more shocks, Test status January 28, 2015

    London: It is a measure of Ireland`s success at the last two World Cups that it will no longer count as a stunning shock if they defeat a Test nation in Australia and New Zealand. Whether it was knocking Pakistan out of the 2007 edition in the Caribbean or seeing Kevin...
  • England are World Cup underachievers: Paul Collingwood January 26, 2015

    For the talent that we've had, you have to say England has underachieved in the last five ICC World Cricket Cups. It's really hard to pinpoint what it has been that has made us underperform but, having reached two semi-finals and three finals in the first five ICC Cricket World...
  • England threatened but never delivered in World Cup, says Paul Collingwood January 22, 2015

    When I look back on my three ICC Cricket World Cups with England, it's not easy to remember too many highs, only several bouts of disappointment and reflection. It's the little things that make it. But it felt like we were always battling and there's always been a lot of...
  • That little urn makes England-Australia rivalry ultimate January 15, 2015

    There are so many great rivalries in world cricket but it's a tiny thing that makes England and Australia the ultimate; that little urn. It is so simple but it's that tradition of the Ashes and every time we face each other, no matter what format, those emotions and that history...
  • Associates can cause problems, upsets in World Cup: Paul Collingwood January 4, 2015

    One of the things that has really struck me over the past few years is the amazing way cricket is developing around the world. Although more needs to be done, the ICC has played an important role in spreading the game across the globe. I recently found out that...
  • Collingwood re-joining Scotland coaching staff for World Cup November 3, 2014

    Former England batsman Paul Collingwood will re-join the Scotland coaching staff ahead of next year's World Cup, Cricket Scotland confirmed on Monday. Collingwood, England's most capped one-day player, worked with Scotland as joint interim head coach at the start of the year and helped them secure their place at the tournament...
  • Collingwood joins England coaching staff February 13, 2014

    Former Test batsman Paul Collingwood will join England's coaching staff for their upcoming tour of the West Indies and the subsequent World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Wednesday. Collingwood, still an active player as captain of county champions Durham, recently impressed as a coach...
  • Scotland eye big upsets in 2015 World Cup February 2, 2014

    Wellington: Scotland cocoach Paul Collingwood is adamant his side are not going to next year's Cricket World Cup just to make up the numbers and believes they have the talent to cause upsets. The Scots sneaked into the World Cup with a 41run win over the United Arab Emirates in...
  • Collingwood named Durham captain July 3, 2012

    ChesterleStreet Former England batsman Paul Collinwood has taken over Durham's captaincy from wicketkeeper Phil Mustard after the team's uninspiring run in the County Championship this year. Were delighted that Paul has agreed to take on the captaincy and lead the side in the fourday competition, said head coach Geoff Cook....
  • Johnson to play T20s for Durham April 2, 2012

    London: Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson is to play for Durham this season in English cricket's domestic Twenty20 competition, the northeast county announced Monday. The 30yearold leftarm fast bowler has joined South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs as one of two of Durham's overseas players for the Friends Life t20, which takes...
  • 'Too much Christmas time off hurt England' February 13, 2012

    Johannesburg: Too much time off over Christmas was probably to blame for England's cricketing failure against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, former captain Paul Collingwood said on Monday. "The defeats came out of the blue in many ways and in trying to see, from the outside, what they have done...
  • Collingwood still hopeful of England return November 28, 2011

    Durham: Paul Collingwood, the England allrounder, has said he has not entirely abandoned thoughts of playing for his country again. Set to represent the Perth Scorchers in the upcoming Big Bash League, the 35yearold said that he was targeting a solid performance in Australia to judge himself. Im still ambitious...