Originally Posted by vcs
At his peak (2003-2006) Flintoff would have improved any side in the world. Outside that period, he unbalanced the team.
Yeah, agree with this. Now, he'd slot in well at 7 and force Prior to bat at 6, and its a toss-up as to whether it's a better side or not. But at the time, England had a series of guys who would do well to average 28+ keeping for them.