Collingwood eyes Aussie clash in final
England skipper Paul Collingwood has admitted he would love to play against old foe Australia in Sunday’s Twenty20 World Cup final at the Kensington Oval.
England cruised to a comprehensive 7 wicket victory over Sri Lanka last night to reach their first ICC major final since they lost against the West Indies in the 2004 Champions Trophy at the Oval.
"Everyone would love an England versus Australia final, but we have to give a lot of respect to Pakistan too, so we'll have to wait and see," said Collingwood.
"We are just happy to be in the final - but we haven't won anything yet," he added.
"I am going to keep drilling that into the guys - we haven't won anything yet, but we've got ourselves into a position to win. That's a thing I'm delighted about."
England reached the final after impressive victories over Sri Lanka, New Zealand, South Africa and Pakistan and they will be in a confident mood to finally win an ICC trophy.
"I'm just a lucky guy who's putting a few fielders around everywhere. They have been very easy to captain, and I am sure over the next couple of days we will continue with the confidence building all the way through," said Collingwood.
"We will keep that belief in us and hit Sunday as hard as we have over the past week and a half. I'm going to sound like a broken record here but full credit to our bowlers again," he added.
"We lost the toss and adapted to conditions on a slow wicket. We put them under pressure and I'm delighted with how they performed."