26 May 1976
5ft 11ins (1.80 meters)
Durham, Delhi Daredevils, England
Paul Collingwood is the natural athlete with a happy-go-lucky temperament who became the first England captain to ever deliver a global tournament when they defeated Australia to win the 2010 World Twenty20.
It was reward for nine years of uncomplaining professionalism, in which time he fought his way through a melee of seemingly more talented opponents to make himself indispensable in both forms of the game.