Collingwood confident England can rule the world and erase memory of demolition Down Under

Paul Collingwood has insisted England can shrug off their 6-1 mauling in Australia and the loss of star batsman Eoin Morgan to add the World Cup to the Twenty20 trophy they lifted in the Caribbean last year. 

And the Durham all-rounder, who joined up with the squad on Sunday after his wife Vicky gave birth earlier than expected to the couple's third daughter – Hannah Mae – intends to put his own dismal form behind him as England seek to win the tournament at the 10th attempt.  

'Although we lost the one-day series in Australia, there is still a lot of confidence – and it is genuine confidence,' he said.

Raring to go: Collingwood (right) during a training session in Dhaka on Monday

Raring to go: Collingwood (right) during a training session in Dhaka on Monday

'It is definitely the right time to win the tournament, and we are confident we can.  

'What the World Twenty20 showed last year was that we can also do it under pressure. There are a lot of guys involved this time round who were involved in the West Indies.'  

Collingwood, who failed to reach 50 in any of his 12 international innings down under but looked increasingly handy as a medium-pacer, may miss Wednesday's warm-up game against Canada in Fatullah as he continues to recover from the back spasms that ruled him out of the last one-dayer in Australia. 

Sidelined: Morgan

Sidelined: Morgan

And he admitted: 'My form in the last few months has been disappointing. But it's a different set of conditions altogether out here, and I've played quite a lot of cricket in the subcontinent. I'm confident I can make some big contributions.' 

Stuart Broad was another doubt for the Canada game after suffering an upset stomach, but seamer Tim Bresnan – who said he bowled at '80-85 per cent' on Monday following his calf injury – has set his sights on England's tournament opener against the Netherlands in Nagpur next Tuesday. 

Bresnan said: 'I want to get in a few sessions at 100 per cent before I take the field for a competitive game.'