Collingwood believes he has Australia's number ahead of Ashes

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London, July 3 (ANI): England all rounder Paul Collingwood has revealed his double century in the last Ashes convinced him he could cut it against Australia.

The 33-year-old goes into his third series against the world's No1 Test side, having played a bit part role in the famous 2005 win.

Things soon turned sour for him on the 2006/07 tour Down Under.

On a personal note, there was one highlight for the right-hander though, with a gutsy 206 in the first innings of the Adelaide Test.

And with that feather in his cap, Collingwood goes into this summer's clash believing a repeat of that knock is possible.

He told SunSport: "I do think playing in the Ashes is about belief - and doing well against Australia in the past, and scoring that double ton, does give me that. I have a lot of confidence from a personal point of view."

"I would like to think I can do it again. I'm ambitious enough to say I want another double ton and no one has done it for a while," he added.

He added: "Of course there is an element of revenge - but the ultimate revenge would be winning back the Ashes. (ANI)

Story first published: Friday, July 3, 2009, 13:46 [IST]
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