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Flintoff withdrawn from upcoming internationals by England

Saturday 22nd August 2009

ENGLANDtoday announced that Andrew Flintoff (pictured) had been withdrawn from their squad for the One-Day International in Ireland, The NatWest International Twenty20s and NatWest Series against Australia and The ICC Champions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 Andrew Flintoff in the ICC Champions Trophy squad will be announced in due course.

Kent batsman Joe Denly is named in all three squads.

Please see revised squad lists below:

England One Day squad for The NatWest Series against Australia and The 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 27th

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 The NatWest T20 Internationals v Australia at Old Trafford on Sunday, August 30th and Tuesday, September 1st

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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