Paul Collingwood eager for England Twenty20 role

Paul Collingwood
Collingwood was England Twenty20 captain before being replaced by Stuart Broad this month

Durham all-rounder Paul Collingwood remains hopeful of extending his England Twenty20 career despite being replaced as captain in May.

The 35-year-old has an opportunity to prove his fitness with Durham in the domestic Twenty20 competition, after undergoing knee surgery in April.

"I'm focused on the job in hand, which is winning games for Durham," Collingwood told BBC Newcastle.

"If I get in good form hopefully I'll get a chance with England again."

Collingwood added: "It's pretty simple: I've got to force my way back into the side. I wasn't involved in the one-dayers at the World Cup too much.

"Whatever happens from now on, I've been very privileged to have to played for England for the time that I have.

"If I don't play for them again it's been a good career, but I've certainly got the ambition to still play."

Collingwood, who retired from Test cricket in January, led England to the 2010 World Twenty20 title as captain, but seamer Stuart Broad was named Twenty20 skipper this month.

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