8 Sep 2009

Onions replaces Flintoff in Champions Trophy squad

6:44 am on 8 September 2009

The English cricketer Graham Onions has been called up to replace Andrew Flintoff in his country's Champions Trophy squad and also added to the squad for the current one-day series against Australia.

All-rounder Flintoff was initially named in the 15-man Champions Trophy squad but was ruled out of the tournament after having surgery on a knee injury.

The fast-medium bowler Onions has been in previous England one-day squads but has not played an international. He made his England Test debut this year against West Indies and featured in the Ashes series victory over Australia.

He joins the England squad to prepare for the third one-dayer against Australia in Southampton midweek.

Australia lead the seven-match series 2-0.