Colly retains England hope

Durham veteran targets recall to one-day and T20 squads

Last Updated: 16/11/11 8:53pm

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Paul Collingwood: last played for England at World Cup

Paul Collingwood: last played for England at World Cup

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Paul Collingwood told Sky Sports News HD he has not yet given up hope of a recall to England's limited-overs squads.

Durham all-rounder Collingwood, 35, retired from Test cricket after the Ashes victory in Australia last January.

He remains available for his country in the white-ball formats but has not featured since the World Cup in March, where he was dropped from the starting XI prior to England's quarter-final exit.

Collingwood has three years left on his contract with Durham and also features in the IPL and Big Bash T20 leagues.

Motivation

"From my point of view I've got three years with Durham and I've got these opportunities now of going overseas to play in the Big Bash and the IPL, very big stages," he said.

"I've still got the motivation to try and get back in the England one-day and T20 sides. Hopefully the performances I put in over the winter will get me a bit closer to that.

"England have moved on in the right direction - it's as simple as that.

"In the one-day form of the game they are rebuilding towards the next World Cup and if I can play any part in that process I would love to do that."

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