x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Flintoff makes Ashes squad

Andrew Flintoff stays on course to make his farewell to Test cricket in next week's final match of the Ashes series.

Andrew Flintoff will play his last Test match after making the England squad.
Andrew Flintoff will play his last Test match after making the England squad.

Andrew Flintoff stayed on course to make his farewell to Test cricket in next week's fifth and final match of the Ashes series at the Oval after being named in a 14-man squad today. Also included was uncapped Warwickshire batsman Jonathan Trott, who is now set to make his Test debut against Australia when the series finale starts on Thursday in a match England must win to regain the Ashes. Trott is in line to replace Ravi Bopara after the out-of-form batsman was dropped from the squad completely.

England also gave themselves additional bowling options by including left-arm spinner Monty Panesar and left-arm quick Ryan Sidebottom.

Andrew Strauss (capt), Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Paul Collingwood, Matthew Prior (wkt), Andrew Flintoff, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Stephen Harmison, Graham Onions, Monty Panesar, Ryan Sidebottom * AFP