ODI success no reflection of Ashes: Flintoff

Published: Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 17:54 [IST]
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ODI win no reflection of Ashes: Flintoff

London, June 29: England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff reckons that England"s one-day success over Australia does not count much in relation to the Ashes series later this year.

England wrapped up the five match series with an unassailable 3-0 lead with two games still to play.

“I wouldn"t look too much into it. We are at the end of June, start of July and playing a one-day series against Australia and the Test side will be very different," The Independent quoted Flintoff, as saying.

“With the two different forms of the game, we can take a bit of confidence from it, but I don"t think it plays a major part," he added.

Flintoff further believes that the two sides" forthcoming Test series against Pakistan will give a much better indication of how they might fare Down Under.

“The one thing over the next few months will be to see how Australia and England play against Pakistan - the two series are both in England, so let"s see how the Test sides have progressed," Flintoff said.

When asked if he felt he would face a battle to get back into the England team, Flintoff said: “We"ll see. It"s not something that I"m too worried about. My purpose now is to get onto a cricket field, performing for Lancashire and helping them."


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