Paul Collingwood makes a return wearing the whites for England

Paul Collingwood makes a return wearing the whites for England

Collingwood makes a comeback for the English side, albeit for an over.

Jake Ball of England
Jake Ball of England. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

England and Durham legend, Paul Collingwood, after calling it quits from International cricket back in 2011, made a comeback into the English side during one of the tour games in Australia ahead of the all-important First Magellan Ashes series.

The English side faced Cricket Australia XI headed by Tim Paine. The last time Collingwood came out to take the field, wearing the whites of England was back in the famous Ashes series of 2011, which the England won by a margin of 3-1.

Colly took to Instagram to talk about his experience on the field after six long years. According to his post, Collingwood came in as a substitute, wearing the whites of Mason Crane for just a solitary over. There again, he took on Chris Woakes for a race down to the boundary and came out of it triumphantly.

“Been back in the @englandcricket whites today although it was just for one over! I managed to squeeze into @masoncrane32 whites and still took @chriswoakes down in the race to the boundary……naaaaat ?? #ashes #cricket #fielding #coach #pinkball #daynight #adelaide #adelaideoval #england,” captioned Paul Collingwood recent post.

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Despite having called it quits from the game of cricket back in 2011, Collingwood hasn’t given up on his cricket as he has been an integral part of the Durham setup in County cricket. Also, Collingwood showed no sign of rust when he was part of the World XI which toured Pakistan for 3-match T20I series held at the iconic Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore, which they lost by a margin of 2-1.

The tournament held great importance to Pakistan as International Cricket came back to their country after a wait of 8 long years. With his actions, he went on to show that he his also one of the greatest ambassadors of the game, except for leading their side to their maiden World T20 triumph in 2009.