Flintoff cleared for Oval Test

Flintoff cleared for Oval Test

“Andrew Flintoff’s right knee injury was reviewed by his specialist in conjunction with the ECB and Lancashire CCC medical teams,” the ECB said in a statement.

“The advice received was that the swelling in his knee has significantly eased following his rest from the last Test match and that, subject to further rest and intensive treatment, he will be available for selection for the fifth Ashes Test at the Brit Oval,” the statement added.

Meanhile, Australian skipper Ricky Ponting will get a short break after the Ashes as the selectors have decided to rest him from the two Twenty20 games and the start of the eight-match one-day series against England.

ODI squad: Ricky Ponting (captain), Michael Clarke (vice-captain), Nathan Bracken, Callum Ferguson, Brad Haddin, Nathan Hauritz, Ben Hilfenhaus, James Hopes, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Tim Paine (selected subject to fitness), Peter Siddle, Shane Watson, Cameron White

Twenty20 squad: Michael Clarke (captain), Brad Haddin (vice-captain), Callum Ferguson, Nathan Hauritz, Ben Hilfenhaus, David Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Dirk Nannes, Adam Voges, David Warner, Shane Watson, Cameron White.

Liked the story?

  • 0

    Happy
  • 0

    Amused
  • 0

    Sad
  • 0

    Frustrated
  • 0

    Angry