Paul Collingwood will be in the opposite corner to England at next year’s World Cup after agreeing a return to Scotland’s coaching staff.
The Durham captain, who is England’s most capped one-day player and World Twenty20-winning skipper, had previously worked with Scotland as joint interim head coach when they booked their place at the tournament at the start of the year.
He was subsequently drafted in by England’s then limited-overs coach Ashley Giles to work with the Three Lions at the World T20 in Bangladesh.
Collingwood was part of the Durham side to win the Royal London One-Day Cup title and will now help new Saltires coach Grant Bradburn at just their third World Cup ever.
They will meet England – who won a rain-shortened ODI against Scotland by 39 runs in May – in Christchurch on February 23.
Collingwood said: “It’s a great pleasure for me to be back on the coaching team with the Scotland squad for the 2015 World Cup.
“I’m very much looking forward to working with them to help get the team fully prepared for these incredibly important matches.”
Scotland’s head coach Grant Bradburn added: “We are fortunate to once again have the valuable services of Paul Collingwood on board with us for the World Cup.
“Paul will bring a calmness and confidence to our environment and is very familiar with all of our players having been a support coach with Scotland during the World Cup qualifiers in February.
“Having the experience of Paul in our corner will be a huge asset for all of us during this event.”
Scotland also face Australia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, New Zealand and Afghanistan at the tournament.
— Paul Collingwood (@Colly622) November 3, 2014
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