Andrew Flintoff made a spectacular return to senior cricket with an astonishing bowling haul here at Old Trafford.
In his first match in a month since being ruled out with an ankle injury, Flintoff took three wickets for four runs in three overs in Lancashireâ€™s seven-wicket Twenty20 win over Nottinghamshire.
Although the man England hope will captain them in the Ashes will not feature in the first Test against Pakistan starting at Lordâ€™s on Thursday, the selectors hope to have him leading the side at his Old Trafford home ground when the second act of the four-match series gets underway there on July 27.
Not that Flintoff, although pleased by his comeback, was getting carried away. â€œI have worked incredibly hard over the past four weeks,â€ he said. â€œI have done five or six hours a day and lost a stone in weight, partly through diet and partly through training.
â€œBut the ankle area is weak. Most bowlers have an area of weakness and it seems this is mine. I have to look after it and effectively I will have to keep doing rehabilitation on it for the rest of my career.â€
Source:The NewsMore on:Andrew Flintoff, england, Pakistan, Pakistan in England 2006, Twenty20
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