||Flintoff Fails Fitness Test: 20.11.02
All-rounder Andrew Flintoff will not play in the next two Tests
after failing a fitness examination in Australia.
The ISM client was hoping to make a comeback against the Aussies
| after a summer hernia operation,
but failed to impress the England management during the three-day
drawn game against Australia A in Hobart. Flintoff scored 16 runs
in two innings and took none for 62 in 10 overs. "Our general
opinion is that Andrew is not fit enough to play a Test match,"
said England skipper Nasser Hussain.
Flintoff has been ruled out for both Adelaide and Perth, but will
work on his fitness with the one-day specialists, who are to ravel
Down Under next week with a view to playing in the triangular series
at the start of December. "It's very disappointing, but hopefully
I'll be fully fit again for the fourth and fifth Tests," said
by Martin Hardy on behalf of ISM