London, May 16 (ANI): Superstitious England captain Paul Collingwood believes that he has been blessed in the Caribbean over the past fortnight and is hoping that his good luck holds on during the World Cup Twenty20 final against Australia.
"There have been a couple of good omens for me out here, the other day in the semi-final I walked out on to the pitch for the anthems with the young girl mascot I had to hold hands with," Collingwood said.
"I said: 'Hi my darling, what's your name then?' and she turned and said: 'My name's Lucky.' So as soon as she said it I had a big smile on my face and thought what a great sign that is.
"I love those sort of things that happen along the way and it put a really good feel factor into my mind as soon as I heard that," The Telegraph quoted Collingwood, as saying.
"I'm a little bit superstitious about things so I was supposed to get my hair cut out here, and I know it looks atrocious, but once we got on a roll I thought I can't get it cut until we've got home and hopefully that will be with the trophy.
"I don't want to lose my strength!" Collingwood added. (ANI)