Collingwood dropped for SL T20 and ODIs

Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 13:50 [IST]
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Collingwood dropped for SL T20 and ODIs

Southampton, June 22: After announcing his retirement from Tests earlier this year, England middle-order batsman Paul Collingwood, couldn't even find a place in the England Twenty20 and one-day squads for the upcoming fixtures against Sri Lanka.

On his return home after England's 10-wicket quarter-final trouncing by Sri Lanka, the 35-year-old Collingwood was stripped of the Twenty20 captaincy. This despite the fact that he led the side to the World Twenty20 title in the West Indies in 2010. He is to be replaced by first-time captain Stuart Broad.

The former England one-day captain only recently made a come-back in county action with Durham following a knee injury.

"Paul Collingwood has been an inspirational limited-overs cricketer for England over many years, and we still see a role for him in this capacity based on form and fitness," England national selector Geoff Miller said.

"His omission is purely down to form over a period of time.

"He has always brought a great deal to the England team, and we know he'll be working as hard as ever to reach peak form and fitness - with an England recall firmly in the forefront of his mind."

Meanwhile, wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter and all-rounder Samit Patel won recalls to both squads.

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