15 Jul 2009

England optimistic about Flintoff for Lord's test

5:36 am on 15 July 2009

England are optimistic that their inspirational all rounder Andrew Flintoff will be fit for the second Ashes cricket test against Australia starting at Lord's tomorrow night.

During the opening test in Cardiff Flintoff twisted the knee he had an operation on earlier this year, but England's head coach Andy Flower says Flintoff's surgeon is quite optimistic about him playing at Lord's, although a decision will be left as late as possible.