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Knee surgery for Flintoff

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Ricky Ponting & Andrew Flintoff

Andrew Flintoff will not resume battle with Ricky Ponting in the one-dayers, as he undergoes surgery on Tuesday

England have announced that Andrew Flintoff has been withdrawn from their squad for the one-day international in Ireland, the NatWest International Twenty20s and NatWest Series against Australia and the ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa.

The Lancashire and England all-rounder will undergo exploratory arthroscopic surgery on his injured right knee on Tuesday.

A further update on the outcome of the operation and the likely timescale for rehabilitation will be released in due course.

The selectors have opted not to replace Flintoff at this stage in their squads for the NatWest International Twenty20s and the NatWest Series against Australia.

Jonathan Trott, who was last week named in England’s squad for the NatWest T20 Internationals against Australia, has been added to England’s squad for the one-day international against Ireland.

A decision on a replacement for Flintoff in the ICC Champions Trophy squad will be announced in due course. Please see revised squad lists below.

England squad for NatWest Series against Australia and ICC Champions Trophy

Andrew Strauss (captain, Middlesex)
James Anderson (Lancashire)
Ravi Bopara (Essex)
Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Paul Collingwood (Durham)
Joe Denly (Kent)
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex)
Matt Prior (Sussex)
Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)
Owais Shah (Middlesex)
Ryan Sidebottom (Nottinghamshire)
Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire)
Luke Wright (Sussex)

England squad for one-day international v Ireland (in Belfast on Thursday August 27)

Paul Collingwood (captain, Durham)
James Anderson (Lancashire)
Ravi Bopara (Essex)
Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Joe Denly (Kent)
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex)
Matt Prior (Sussex)
Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)
Owais Shah (Middlesex)
Ryan Sidebottom (Nottinghamshire)
Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire)
Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)
Luke Wright (Sussex)

England squad for NatWest Twenty20 Internationals v Australia (at Old Trafford on Sunday August 30 and Tuesday September 1)

Paul Collingwood (captain, Durham)
James Anderson (Lancashire)
Ravi Bopara (Essex)
Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Joe Denly (Kent)
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex)
Matt Prior (Sussex)
Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)
Owais Shah (Middlesex)
Ryan Sidebottom (Nottinghamshire)
Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire)
Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)
Luke Wright (Sussex)

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