19 Aug 2009

Flintoff confident he will be fit for final Ashes test

6:52 am on 19 August 2009

The England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is confident he will be fit for the final test of his career in the deciding Ashes match against Australia at the Oval.

England need to win the fifth test starting tomorrow nightif they are to regain the Ashes. The series is tied 1-1.

Flintoff bowled England to victory in the second test at Lord's but missed the fourth test loss at Headingley in Leeds when the selectors decided his injured right knee would not stand up to the stress of a five-day match.

He hasn't bowled since the drawn third test, concentrating on rehabilitation on the right knee, which required an operation this year.

Flintoff practiced overnight with the knee heavily strapped and went through the session without showing any obvious discomfort.


He says it'll be the biggest test he's ever played.