Colly showed his limitations

Andy Lloyd
AT THE CREASE WITH <br /><strong>ANDY LLOYD</strong><br />THE British summertime might have conspired against England in Monday night&rsquo;s World Twenty20 elimination against the West Indies, but the truth is that, over the whole tournament, Paul Collingwood&rsquo;s men did not deserve to go beyond the Super Eights stage.<br /><br />Let&rsquo;s face it: they were beaten by Holland and played very ordinarily in losing to South Africa. <br /><br /><strong>SERIOUS QUESTIONS</strong><br />Too often they failed to maintain a good start, with opener Ravi Bopara and the dependable Kevin Pietersen the only batsmen to impress. <br /><br />Bopara is one of the more positive stories as the Ashes series looms; he&rsquo;s getting runs in all forms of cricket. <br /><br />Graeme Swann, too, has really come on in the last 12 months and I expect him to have a major role to play in the Ashes.<br /><br />If England have improved at all at Twenty20 it&rsquo;s because of better personnel, and serious questions remain over Collingwood&rsquo;s captaincy.<br /><br />A lot of people doubt his skills as a skipper and these games have shown his limitations. He didn&rsquo;t make good bowling changes throughout &ndash; Adil Rashid deserved a longer spell against the Windies, for instance.<br /><br />Having said that, there was little England could do in that match, after the rain fell and restricted the Windies innings to nine overs.<br /><br />Now we know the last four I fancy Sri Lanka to lift the trophy. They have destructive hitters and two mysterious slow bowlers in Muralitharan and Mendis.