Andrew Strauss expects Flintoff to be there for the third Ashes Test. Flintoff’s knee problem threatens his participation in the remaining matches, which resumes in Birmingham on Thursday.
But Strauss is encouraged by the all-rounder’s fitness and is confident he will continue to spearhead England’s attack. “All the indications are that Andrew will be fine.
“We need to see how he goes over the next couple of days during practice. I spoke to him the day after the second Test at a charity dinner and he said then he was recovering well. That’s encouraging. He won’t have bowled until practice tomorrow but has been in constant contact with our medical team,” said Strauss.