HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014

Paul Collingwood
January 30, 2003
First Published: 20:48 IST(24/1/2003)
Last Updated: 00:01 IST(30/1/2003)
 Date of Birth: 26 May 1976, Shotley Bridge, Co Durham
 Test Debut: -----
 ODI Debut: Against Pakistan at Birmingham in 2001
 Bats: Right Hand Bat
 Bowls: Right Arm Off Break, Right Arm Medium
Collingwood endured a tough baptism of fire in the international game but has since developed into a key man in the one-day line-up.

He managed a mere 20 runs in his first five games with a highest score of nine.

But the selectors stuck with their man and the Durham player has since justified that faith - most recently, with his first century against Sri Lanka.

A one-day specialist - Collingwood has never played Test cricket - he was an ever-present throughout the summer series.

He will return to southern Africa with happy memories, having made his highest score to date and averaging over 80 on the 2001 tour to Zimbabwe.

And he is contributing more and more with the ball as he builds up his experience.


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