England indulges in 'range' hitting ahead of match with Windies

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Guyana (West Indies), May 3 (ANI): The Paul Collingwood-led England team is indulging in range hitting as part of its practice drill ahead of the World Twenty20 clash with the West Indies.

England's players have prepared for the Twenty20 big-hitting bonanza with a trip to the range-the cricket range and not the golf range.

It involves repeatedly trying to whack the ball into the stands, reports The Sun.

It quoted Collingwood, as saying: "The thing that helps with sixes is range hitting. These are new words in cricket but we did it in the IPL and also back in the Champions Trophy in South Africa last year. It's exactly the same as golf range hitting. We go out in the middle of the stadium, someone throws the balls and we hit them into the stand. The confidence you get from knowing you can clear the rope is huge."

Collingwood led England in their two previous assaults on the World Twenty20 but this time he insists they can go all the way. (ANI)

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