Former England one-day skipper Paul Collingwood felt that the new generation of cricketers have grown up with T20 cricket and have the potential to rule the world in the shortest version of the game.
“We are now seeing the generation of cricketers who have grown up with T20 cricket. When I started playing it was all about high elbows and playing in the 'V', and you were in trouble if you hit the ball in the air. But that's been well and truly thrown out the window in this form of the game," Collingwood was quoted as saying.
“You have players like Joss Buttler coming through who are so strong and able to clear the ropes at will, plus they have all the skills to play the ramp shots and the reverse sweeps and flicks because that is what they have always done,” he added.
The former all-rounder believed that new T20 skipper Stuart Broad would go with the same amount of intensity and momentum in today’'s one-off match against India at Old Trafford.
“I think they’ll be using the same approach because it brought us eight wins on the bounce,” Collingwood said.