Collingwood unsure of future as T20 captain

Updated: 16 June 2009 09:10 IST

England captain Paul Collingwood is unsure of retaining his job after his team was knocked out by the West Indies in the Super Eight stage of the World Twe

London:

England captain Paul Collingwood is unsure of retaining his job after his team was knocked out by the West Indies in the Super Eight stage of the World Twenty20.

"I don't know. I don't even know when our next Twenty20 game is. I have not thought about it," Collingwood replied when asked about his future plans as England T20 skipper.

Collingwood, who did find the experience of leading England at home more enjoyable than the inaugural event in South Africa two years ago, was extremely disappointed at the way the team made its way out of the tournament.

"(It was) a cruel way to go out," he told reporters after the five-wicket loss which came via Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-marred match last night.

England had made 161 for six which was revised to 80 off nine overs for the West Indies after two rain interruptions. Collingwood also said his team required to play more Twenty20 matches for a realistic chances of winning a World Cup.

"We have shown fighting spirit all the way through the event. Hitting boundaries in the middle overs is obviously an area to look at for the future. We are catching up with our skills and our thought processes are there, but it is very important we play more 20-over cricket if we are realistic about winning this kind of competition," he said.

Topics : Cricket Paul Collingwood Owais Shah
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