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Paul Collingwood dons whites to run drinks during final England-Pakistan Test

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Paul Collingwood has donned his England whites once more to run drinks during the fourth day’s play of the third Test against Pakistan.

The number of players in England’s bio-secure bubble has dwindled with the series nearing its end, and with James Bracey taking the field in place of the injured Ollie Pope, Collingwood, England’s limited-overs head coach for the Irelands series earlier this summer, was spotted on the England balcony in full kit. Along with Mark Wood and Jack Leach, he will be tasked with running drinks as England chase victory.

While he is unlikely to play as a sub-fielder, his appearance might well have a galvanising effect on England’s fielders, who dropped four catches in quick succession off James Anderson on the third evening and fourth morning. The former Durham player is rated as one of England’s greatest-ever fielders, famed for his work at backward point.

Collingwood has been employed before as a sub-fielder by England outside of full internationals, including earlier this summer during the Team Morgan v Team Ali white-ball warm-up game. He also fielded during a tour game on England’s 2017/18 tour of Australia.

This article was brought to you in association with Wisden’s official betting partner, bet365 . For all the latest England vs Pakistan odds and in-play markets, visit bet365

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