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England captain Collingwood misses practice for next one-day match with India through illness

England captain Collingwood misses practice for next one-day match with India through illness

England captain Paul Collingwood missed practice because of illness Wednesday ahead of his team's fourth one-day international against India.
The allrounder was rested and kept apart from the rest of the squad as a precaution after having stomach cramps overnight.
Collingwood has won three matches and lost three since taking charge of the side, but has led England to a surprise 2-1 lead over India in the current seven-match series despite losing the toss each time.
He is still expected to be fit for Thursday's match at Old Trafford, but England would face a tricky choice over who would replace him as captain if he does not.
Test captain Michael Vaughan, who relinquished the one-day leadership after England's disappointing performance in this year's World Cup, is not in the squad, while allrounder Andrew Flintoff was stripped of the vice captaincy during that tournament after a widely reported drinking session.
That could leave star batsman Kevin Pietersen as the most likely candidate.


Updated : 2021-08-04 17:10 GMT+08:00