Former England Captain Paul Collingwood Ends Playing Career at 42

Paul Collingwood. (Getty Photographs)

Former England ODI captain and Durham nice Paul Collingwood has introduced that he’s going to name time on his profession, spanning over 20 years, on the finish of the present season.“After a lot thought and deliberation, I’ve determined to announce my retirement from cricket on the finish of the present season,” Collingwood mentioned in an announcement.

“I knew at the present time would finally come nevertheless it hasn’t made it any simpler – though it’s an emotional resolution, I do know that the time is true and I’m snug figuring out that I’ve given each final ounce of vitality to the game.

“I’ve achieved a lot with each Durham and England, excess of I ever imagined, and I really feel extraordinarily privileged to have had such a protracted and rewarding profession.

“It has been an honour to signify Durham County Cricket Membership for the final 23 years and I wish to thank the workers, coaches, teammates and members for his or her super help and for making my profession so gratifying.
“I’m enthusiastic about what the longer term holds for me and am wanting ahead to new challenges.”

Essentially the most profitable cricketer to ever play for Durham, Collingwood has been a part of the membership in 23 of their 26 years in skilled cricket and has amassed 304 first-class appearances, 16,844 runs and 164 wickets.

The 42-year-old all-rounder was the primary skipper to guide England to a world title when he was the captain within the 2010 ICC World T20. England beat Australia by seven wickets and three overs to spare within the remaining of the match at Bridgetown.

Collingwood, who made his Take a look at debut towards Sri Lanka at Galle in 2003, performed 68 matches with the final being the Ashes collection in 2011 in Australia.

Collingwood has been a part of three Ashes-winning groups and was one in all Wisden’s 5 Cricketers of the 12 months in 2007. The all-rounder additionally performed 197 ODIs and 36 Twenty20 Internationals for England.

Collingwood performed within the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals. He additionally performed and coached within the Australian Large Bash with Perth Scorchers.

Collingwood made his first-class debut in 1996 with Durham and received the County Championship in 2013 and the One-Day Cup a yr later. His remaining match will likely be at dwelling towards Middlesex which begins on September 24.

First Printed: September 13, 2018, 1:29 PM IST


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