Thursday, 17 July 2014


What's not to love about Paul Collingwood? The only Englishman ever to lift an ICC trophy was a real player's player, happiest in a scrap – think Cardiff 2009, or that hundred against South Africa at Edgbaston – and never asking teammates to do anything he wouldn't do himself, as when he jumped in to defend Simon Jones from a verbal assault from Matty Hayden in 2005. 

He bade farewell to England after the Sprinkler Ashes win, and has since gone on to skipper Durham to the County Championship. I caught up with him prior to Durham's T20 game at Trent Bridge a few weeks to chat about fielding for ESPNcricinfo. 

Colly on fielding