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Collingwood focussed on one-day captaincy


Paul Collingwood says he has enough on his plate with the one-day captaincy without considering taking over the Test duties for now. His remarks were in response to statements earlier this week by Michael Vaughan, who said he saw Collingwood as his eventual successor as England Test captain.

Collingwood was keen to maintain the status quo, playing down media talk of him succeeding Vaughan in the immediate future.

“He’s [Vaughan’s] very much the master when it comes to captaincy,” he told Cricinfo ahead of the England team’s departure for Sri Lanka. “I’ve learned a hell of a lot from him over the past few years and will continue to do so.

“I look forward to getting back into the ranks and trying to fulfil my role as a batsman and as a fielder, and hopefully bowl a few dibbly-dobblers as well.”

Collingwood was also quoted by PA saying, “I’m sure he’s got his eye on regaining the Ashes and that’s not for a long time, so I’m very happy in the role I’m doing at the moment. I’m enjoying it.

I’ve had a four-month period of one-day cricket and the experience of being captain can take its toll mentally.”

England play a three-Test series, which will conclude before Christmas, having beaten Sri Lanka soundly in the one-dayers earlier this month.

Source:Cricket News

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