28 May 2009

Rashid replaces injured Flintoff

6:32 am on 28 May 2009

The England cricketer Andrew Flintoff has been ruled out of the World Twenty20 after failing to recover in time from knee surgery.

The 31-year-old all roundermissed the test and one-day series against West Indies after his latest bout of surgery and has been replaced by the Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid, who has yet to play a senior international match.

Flintoff damaged his right knee playing for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.