Originally Posted by Pothas
What is wrong with Paul Collingwood? because something is, i cant put my finger on it but for me he will never be a world class batsman. He has got a lot of runs this year, recently got a double century and has a very respectable average in the 40s. But there is something wrong with Paul Collingwood. Whenever i hear the name or see him bat i just cant help thinking to myself this man is not a test player.
Well the obvious thing is his small backlift. This make him look different and a little awkward and forces him to work the ball around rather than confidently strike it.
He is never going to be capable of hitting the ball like KP, Hayden, Symonds etc because of this backlift.
In his defense, Ive bowled at a number of Test players and he impressed/suprised me the most. His reflexes and agility are incredible.
He is half man, half cat, zero backlift.