19 Aug 2009

Flintoff confident he'll play at the Oval

5:10 pm 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 night if they are to regain the trophy with the series tied 1-1.

Flintoff bowled England to victory in the second test at Lord's but hasn't bowled since the drawn third test.

However he expects the importance of the match will help mask any pain from his heavily strapped knee.