The England captain Andrew Strauss said he will go into the third Test mindful of the fact that he would have a juggling act to do to preserve Andrew Flintoff and allow the hosts to regain the Ashes.
Strauss to take the burden off Flintoff
LONDON // The England captain Andrew Strauss said he will go into the third Test mindful of the fact that he would have a juggling act to do to preserve Andrew Flintoff and allow the hosts to regain the Ashes. "As a captain I will be juggling the bowling attack, depending on the match situation," Strauss said. "But I don't want Fred bowling millions of overs when conditions aren't in his favour. It is important to look after him."
Flintoff was expected to pass a fitness test late yesterday. The all-rounder himself said he was doing his best to ensure he plays the full series - the next three Tests are the last ones he would be featuring in. Despite discomforting nights, Flintoff is sleeping with a machine strapped to his right knee for a faster recovery . "After the Test match last week my knee was a bit sore but I've been icing it and getting treatment from [Lancashire physio] Dave Roberts," Flintoff said.
"I have this machine that I put on the knee every night. It gets in the way a little bit... It wraps around my knee and it compresses it, half an hour on, half an hour off, through-out the night." "I played back-to-back Test matches last week and I fully intend doing the same this week." * Agencies