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Paul Collingwood urges England to focus on win in T20s against West Indies

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Paul Collingwood is currently on a seven-week stint with the English side © Getty Images

London: Mar 9, 2014

Former England one-day captain Paul Collingwood has advised his former team to focus on victory in the Twenty20 series in the West Indies now instead of preparation for the ICC World Twenty20 2014.

Following England’s 50-over series victory over West Indies, the tourists have three T20s, the first of which is on Sunday, before the World T20 begins in Bangladesh on March 16.

According to the BBC, Collingwood, who is on a seven-week stint assisting limited-overs coach Ashley Giles, said that England needs to keep their attention on the T20 series at the Caribbean as a few wins under their belt will be more crucial than going in with the team that they would be playing again in Bangladesh.

Although Collingwood admitted that it would be difficult to find a strategy that will work in Barbados and also in Bangladesh, however, he believes that confidence is a key thing going into a World T20 tournament.

Collingwood is England’s only winning captain to date in a global competition, having led them to the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 title in the Caribbean, the report added.

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