Collingwood says rest has done wonders for his form

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Cape Town, Nov.29 (ANI): England al-rounder Paul Collingwood is insisting that he has never felt better, two months after his international career appeared to be on the brink of collapse.

He credits his resurrection to having a decent break after more than six months of relentless international cricket.

A brilliant ton in the opening one-day win at Centurion, where Collingwood became England's most-capped one-day player, was followed by a spanking 86 as South Africa squared the series on Friday.

He wins his 173rd ODI cap in Port Elizabeth today, believing the best is yet to come.

"If you don't improve by 10 or 15 per cent year on year then you're going backwards. It is something you have to do in international sport. I genuinely believe my game is getting better and that way you give yourself more options. At the moment I'm seeing the ball beautifully and the wickets over here are great to bat on. The body feels really good too," News of The World quoted Collingwood, as saying.

"My feet are moving well which gives me more options as a batsman and I'm feeling confident. Hopefully, I can continue this run of form and this intent that I'm showing, and keep going for as long as I can," he added.

Despite the heavy Cape Town hammering on Friday, England is developing their one-day game under coach Andy Flower.

Yesterday they added former skipper Graham Gooch to their coaching staff on a temporary basis to aid their batting preparations for the First Test starting on December 16. (ANI)

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