Colly retains England hope

Veteran eyes limited-overs return

Last Updated: 02/12/11 5:38pm

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Collingwood: still has aspirations of one-day comeback

Collingwood: still has aspirations of one-day comeback

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Paul Collingwood hopes successful domestic stints in Australia and India can help him force his way back into England's limited-overs side.

Collingwood, who retired from Tests after the Ashes last winter, last played for his country during the World Cup in March and believes he can still be part of the ODI and Twenty20 teams.

"If I have a really good six months you never know what can happen. I'll be out in Australia for six or seven weeks playing against some of the world's best cricketers then playing in the IPL."
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England's selectors moved firmly towards youth over the summer, blooding a handful of promising young players but Collingwood's aims to make his case with spells in the Big Bash, with Perth Scorchers, followed by the Indian Premier League, where he represents Delhi Daredevils.

"I still have the ambition to play one-day and T20 for my country," Collingwood said.

"If I have a really good six months you never know what can happen. I'll be out in Australia for six or seven weeks playing against some of the world's best cricketers then playing in the IPL.

"This is an exciting opportunity for me. Although I'm 35 it is a fresh challenge. I'm looking forward to playing in the Big Bash, it's a big stage and that is where you want to be."

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