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Flintoff admits to missing Test cricket

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Dubai, Mar 27(ANI): Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff says he is missing playing Test cricket.

Flintoff, who had an operation last August after England regained The Ashes, is not expected to play until July at the earliest after undergoing further surgery in January.

"I'm retired. I've retired from Test cricket. I am missing playing Test cricket, but every player who's retired will say the same thing. They're always willing to play again. I'd love to still be able to play," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Flintoff, as saying.

"It was a decision that had to be made. My last Test match was at The Oval, me on the podium having played a part in winning the Ashes. I'll sit back and watch it from now on," he added.

The 32-year-old further hopes to pick up a bat next month and get back on the field with Lancashire by the end of July.

He believes the next step after Lancashire, would be getting back into the English dressing room.

"It will be back to normal. Absolutely. There's no done deals, but I'm confident of it. I'll get back in the Lancashire side first and I believe that, playing well and being fit, I get to England's one-day and Twenty20 side," Flintoff added.

Flintoff had announced his retirement from Test cricket at the conclusion of the 2009 Ashes series, but made himself available for future commitments in ODI and Twenty20 international games. (ANI)

Story first published: Saturday, March 27, 2010, 16:57 [IST]
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