3 Feb 2009

Flintoff positive about his fitness

4:04 pm on 3 February 2009

The England cricket all-rounder Andrew Flintoff remains hopeful of being fit for the first test against the West Indies starting at Sabina Park in Kingston on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old Lancashire player, who missed the final warm-up match with a side strain, has played a full part in England's latest net session.

A final decision on the allrounder's fitness will be made tomorrow.

Flintoff says he feels fine after bowling some overs and is hopeful he'll be fit.

Flintoff had scans on his left side and although nothing serious was diagnosed he said he would not risk aggravating the injury by rushing back too soon.