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Injured Eng captain to return home

Andrew Flintoff will lead England in the first Test as Vaughan has been ruled out due to injury.

india Updated: Feb 27, 2006 14:00 IST

England received yet another major jolt on Monday with skipper Michael Vaughan ruled out of the first Test against India, due to recurrence of his knee injury.

Vaughan, who had a light net sessionon Mondaymorning, will fly back home, Media Manager Andre Walpole said.

In the absence of Vaughan and vice-captain Marcus Trescothick, who is already back home because of "personal and family reasons", all rounder Andrew Flintoff will lead the side in the opening Test beginning here Wednesday.

Meanwhile, fast bowler Simon Jones also developed injury scare when he fell during a follow-through at the nets and is awaiting his scan report.

First Published: Feb 27, 2006 13:05 IST