|Full Name||Paul David Collingwood|
|Nick Name||Colly, Mr.Reliable, Shep, Mackam Nugget|
|Date of Birth||May 26, 1976|
|Place of Birth||Shotley Bridge, Co Durham, UK|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|School||Blackfyne Comprehensive School|
|Family||Father: David Collingwood,
Mother: Janet Collingwood,
|Debut||Test: December 2, 2003 against Sri Lanka in Galle
ODI: June 7, 2001 against Pakistan in Birmingham
|Style of playing||Batting Style: Right Handed
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium pace
|Captainship||succeeds Michael Vaughan as captain of the England team for One Day Internationals|
|Writing||Writes a column for BBC|
|First impression||He was swift to make an impression on the first-class game, taking the wicket of former England all-rounder David Capel with his first ball, and scoring 91 in his first innings against Northamptonshire.|
|Player of the year||* He was also voted Player of the Year by the Durham members in 2000, particularly for his one-day efforts.
* He was awarded an MBE at the end of 2005 as the whole England team were honoured in the Queen’s New Year Honours and was selected in both England squads for the 2006 tour to India.
|Injuries so far||* A back injury
* dislocated his right shoulder while fielding in a pre-season friendly against Lancashire and he was forced to miss most of the 2003 season.
|Charities||Chance to Shine and Marie Curie Cancer Care.|
|Early cricketing years||When he was in the Under- 13s he was a swing bowler. He had a bad back which forced him to spend a year off in rehabilitation.|
|Facts||* In 2001, he spent the winter in Australia and returned home with the Ryder Medal – the Player of the Season award.
* Acclaimed as one of the best fielders in the world, he won the NatWest Catch of the Series in 2005 and recently celebrated his 100th ODI appearance for England.
* He made his First Class debut in 1996 after coming up through the ranks of the junior set up at Durham and was awarded his County Cap in 1998.
* Is is one the Five Wisden Cricketers of the Year 2007 alongside Mahela Jayawardene, Mohammad Yousuf, Monty Panesar and Mark Ramprakash.
* Double century against Australia in 2007 – only the third English batsman to score a double century in Australia, and the first since Wally Hammond in 1936