England were forced to use their 42-year-old coach and former captain Paul Collingwood as a substitute fielder during their World Cup warm up clash agasint Australia following injuries to Mark Wood and Jofra Archer.
Collingwood last played for England in 2011 and retired from county cricket last September. The assistant coach changed into Wood's kit and came on as a substitute fielder.
Twitter users reacted to the news with surprise, while enjoying the nostalgia of seeing Collingwood in and England kit once again.
Paul Collingwood back out on the field for England 😍😍— Toby Tarrant (@tobytarrant) May 25, 2019
This is like when old school wrestlers come out at the Royal Rumble
I want to see Bret "The Hitman" Heart in at short mid-wicket and The Dudley Boyz in the slip cordon#bbccricket pic.twitter.com/aSqetsICPd
my favourite player of CWC19 is paul collingwood— paige 🤙🏼 (@paigecaunce) May 25, 2019
England will be hoping they will have both Archer and Wood fit for their opening match of the World Cup against South Africa, with captain Eoin Morgan currently out with a fracture to his right index finger and Adil Rashid struggling with a shoulder injury.
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