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Collingwood excited by England's future

Press AssociationPress Association 31/03/2016

Paul Collingwood believes England's current crop of players have "no ceiling" as they attempt to match his class of 2010 and win the World Twenty20 this weekend.

Collingwood was captain when England won the only major global tournament in their history six years ago, with the all-rounder hitting the winning runs in the final victory over Australia.

That has put Collingwood in a unique bracket in English cricketing folklore, but the 39-year-old would be delighted to see fellow "ginger" Eoin Morgan - the only member from the 2010 side involved this time around - emulate him on Sunday.

Collingwood, who is part of England coach Trevor Bayliss' backroom team in India, told the BBC: "I'm more than happy for another ginger cricketer to take over that mantle!

"I'd be delighted for the guys. They've worked so hard, and I think Eoin Morgan has been instrumental in getting this team to playing the way they have the past year. So there's no better feeling to see him lift that trophy on Sunday."

Durham veteran Collingwood also believes there is much more to come from this youthful England team, who will face either hosts India or West Indies in Sunday's showpiece in Kolkata.

"They're a very exciting group of young cricketers that we've got in the English team now and when you've got that much power in the batting line-up and skills with the ball then you're going to win games," Collingwood said.

"There's no ceiling to these guys. They really have gone out there and enjoyed their cricket and performed exceptionally well.

"These guys have serious skills and it's great to see them going out there and having the guts to do it on the big stage, and one more big effort and then it's going to be a huge achievement."

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