Paul Collingwood
Paul Collingwood.(Photo: Getty Images)

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Former England skipper Paul Collingwood will be coaching the England team for their five-match T20I series against the West Indies next month after the conclusion of the ongoing Ashes series. Former England opener Marcus Trescothick will be the assistant coach.

England head coach Chris Silverwood will be taking a break after the end of the ongoing Ashes series and that is why perhaps Paul Collingwood and Marcus Trescothick will step in. Collingwood had travelled with the England team for the World Cup and also for the Ashes but then flew back to England last week.

Paul Collingwood To Coach England For The West Indies Series
Paul Collingwood[photo: Twitter]

Paul Collingwood happy with the England squad for the T20I series

Paul Collingwood expressed his satisfaction with the 16-man squad that has been named for the T20I series against the West Indies. Left-arm pacer David Payne is a new addition and will likely make his debut in the series. Collingwood believes there is enough power in the batting and the series also stands as an opportunity for the players on the fringes to create an impact.

Paul Collingwood
Paul Collingwood.(Photo: Getty Images)

“We have selected a strong squad with some serious batting power and a balanced attack as we begin preparations ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia. The World Cup is less than a year away and there will be increased opportunities for the squad in the absence of those players who are with the Ashes squad,” Paul Collingwood stated.

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England haven’t been playing good cricket in the Ashes and already are 0-2 down. This would have definitely taken a toll on the players as well as the coach and they would need some deserved rest after constantly being in bio bubbles throughout the year.

Squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Liam Dawson, George Garton, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood, Tymal Mills, David Payne, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, James Vince.