Strauss: Freddie has the skills for T20 comeback

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Former England captain Andrew Strauss says he'd love to see Andrew Flintoff make a return to the game, years after retirement, and play for the Lancashire Lightning in the Natwest T20 Blast.

Former England captain Andrew Strauss says he'd love to see Andrew Flintoff make a return to the game, years after retirement, and play for the Lancashire Lightning in the Natwest T20 Blast.

Rumours of Freddie's return to the middle, after a short career in the boxing ring, have been swirling for days, with the former England all-rounder spotted in the nets. Strauss feels he would be an amusing addition to the competition.

Strauss told <i>BBC Radio 5</i>: "It seems far-fetched but it's amazing he's in the right physical shape to do it. He's the ideal player for T20 cricket if he still has the form that he had of a few years ago.

"For Lancashire, the thought of him coming back is going to create so much interest in the competition.

"I still want to see him out there on the pitch before I can really believe it. But he has obviously been hitting the ball in and bowling well in the nets."

Even if Flintoff does return, it's believed it will be in as a coach as well as occasional player, though he will definitely not feature in the early fixtures as he is recovering from a minor ankle injury.

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