County Durham-born all-rounder Paul Collingwood has been in and around the England team for nearly a decade, but his unassuming nature on the field often means he is criminally underrated.
That perhaps stems from his early England career, when he was often seen as a fill in for injured players. This was shown by his single appearance in 2005 Ashes series when Simon Jones pulled out of the final deciding Test.
It also has to do with his ability to contribute to the team in several aspects. He is a decent bowler on his day, a determined batsman, and an excellent fielder. Unfortunately the jack of all trades, master of none reputation is one he has struggled to shrug off.
Collingwood's mental strength though is one of his key assets. He grimly held on against the odds in Cardiff last summer to help save the first Ashes test, while his spells as national captain in the shorter forms of the game finally reaped rewards last winter when he led England to a first ever ICC trophy - the T20 World Cup in the West Indies. Now, the Ashes best odds suggest he will be vital if England are to taste success in Australia.