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Collingwood confident England will shine


England captain Paul Collingwood has told his player they should use their knowledge of the home conditions to their advantage to capture the Twenty20 World Cup.

Paul Collingwood holding the Twenty20 World Cup Trophy
"We know what England is all about, we know the wickets well and the venues we're playing," said Collingwood at today's press conference at Lords.

With two warm up games this week before England face the Netherlands on Friday night Collingwood admitted England won't make to many changes and experiments before the opening game of the Twenty20 World Cup.

"We got a good idea of what our teams going to be come the Netherlands." said Collingwood. "We will use one of the games to use a couple of the position as experiments to try a few things out" he added.

Collingwood led England in the first Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007 where they only won one of their five matches.

"We have players who are in crucial positions who have gained a lot of international experience since 2007 and I think they're better players now"

"If you look at Ravi Bopara at the top of the order, he's going to be crucial for us and Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson have developed as bowlers.

"We have a three-week period here where we've got an opportunity as an England cricket team to win a competition and no England cricket team has won an ICC tournament before so there's an opportunity for us as a team to hopefully put that right."

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