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Collingwood vowed to come hard against India

cricket Updated: Jun 12, 2009 11:22 IST

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Disappointed at their comprehensive seven-wicket loss to South Africa, England captain Paul Collingwood has promised to regroup and come hard against India in their next Super Eight match of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup on June 14.

"Absolutely not, it is not going to be easy against India. We are in a very tough group but we have the guys to win the next few games and win the tournament," he said after his side's loss to South Africa on Thursday night.

"We cannot lose any more game now. We have to regroup and come back strong in the next few days," he added.

Asked about the disappointing batting performance by his side against the Proteas, Collingwood said, "We thought we have sorted out our batting after the Netherlands loss but it did not. But we will regroup, we have to keep going and think positive ahead of the coming matches."

Collingwood admitted that his men were comprehensively beaten by a better team.

"We were beaten by a side which sets standards on the field. We did not get a good start, lost early wickets inside the first six overs. We never had a partnership going.

"When you are chasing a small total of 110 or so everything falls in place for you (South Africa). No doubt, they batted well but the wicket was still good to bat," he added.