Flintoff comeback likely on Friday

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Former England captain Andrew Flintoff has been named in Lancashire's squad for Friday's crucial T20 Blast fixture against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

Former England captain Andrew Flintoff has been named in Lancashire's squad for Friday's crucial T20 Blast fixture against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

Flintoff retired from international cricket in September 2010, but returned to domestic competition this year, and recently played a couple of matches for Lancashire's second XI.

"There is an awful long way to go before that happens. We haven't asked him to come back, and he hasn't come to us saying he wants to play," Lancashire Cricket Board representative Paul Allott told the <i>Manchester Evening News</i> in May.

"Andrew has been down at the ground over the last couple of months and has been mentoring the academy. He put his pads on to have a bat and he has been batting and bowling pretty well.

"But he has not played cricket or done any running around the outfield or taken any catches. He has been more than useful helping the lads. Who knows if it will come to more than that."

The veteran all-rounder scored more than 7,000 runs and snared exactly 400 wickets across 227 international fixtures between July 1998 and August 2009.

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