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    Entirely pointless risk IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Entirely pointless risk IMHO.
    Well in a way your right since the Ashes is coming up you won't want him to risk an injury. But on the other hand if Freddie feels he can bowl let him since he may go into the Ashes having just bowled in a few warm-up games & that wont be totally good bowling preparation going into the Ashes IMO, getting a few overs at the competitive international level would be better since England need his bowling at 100%.

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    Flintoff should definitely bowl if he can. If he's so fragile that you can't even risk playing him for a few ODIs, how do you know he won't break down in a warm-up match before the Ashes? Of course, he should only bowl if he is 100% fit to bowl.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Entirely pointless risk IMHO.
    Yes, wrap him up in cotton wool and only let him out every 2 years for the Ashes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fratboy
    Yes, wrap him up in cotton wool and only let him out every 2 years for the Ashes.

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    Will Flintoff play

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    If he will not bowl then he can fully fit for Ashes

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    Could bowl? He HAS TO bowl!

    This England team is woefully lacking in balance. None of the batsmen can bowl. None of the bowlers can bat. Neither Jones nor Read can play as wicketkeeper-batsmen. They need their frontline all-rounder to perform if they have to win a match here. He's equally likely to get injured in the Champions Trophy, in the warm-up matches and even in the Ashes. The fact that this is a big issue shows that Flintoff is no all-time legend by any stretch of imagination and there is absolutely no provision for back-up in the England side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun
    Could bowl? He HAS TO bowl!

    This England team is woefully lacking in balance. None of the batsmen can bowl. None of the bowlers can bat. Neither Jones nor Read can play as wicketkeeper-batsmen. They need their frontline all-rounder to perform if they have to win a match here. He's equally likely to get injured in the Champions Trophy, in the warm-up matches and even in the Ashes. The fact that this is a big issue shows that Flintoff is no all-time legend by any stretch of imagination and there is absolutely no provision for back-up in the England side.
    I don't think Freddie is an all-time legend yet, but how exactly does Englands dependence on him prove hes not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun
    Could bowl? He HAS TO bowl!

    This England team is woefully lacking in balance. None of the batsmen can bowl. None of the bowlers can bat. Neither Jones nor Read can play as wicketkeeper-batsmen. They need their frontline all-rounder to perform if they have to win a match here. He's equally likely to get injured in the Champions Trophy, in the warm-up matches and even in the Ashes. The fact that this is a big issue shows that Flintoff is no all-time legend by any stretch of imagination and there is absolutely no provision for back-up in the England side.
    Colly can bowl a bit and er Saj can bat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun
    Could bowl? He HAS TO bowl!

    This England team is woefully lacking in balance. None of the batsmen can bowl. None of the bowlers can bat. Neither Jones nor Read can play as wicketkeeper-batsmen. They need their frontline all-rounder to perform if they have to win a match here. He's equally likely to get injured in the Champions Trophy, in the warm-up matches and even in the Ashes. The fact that this is a big issue shows that Flintoff is no all-time legend by any stretch of imagination and there is absolutely no provision for back-up in the England side.
    You shouldn't get so worked up about a meaningless ODI tournament, we aren't and it's our team ffs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun
    Neither Jones nor Read can play as wicketkeeper-batsmen.
    So what exactly has Read done wrong with the bat since his return then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    So what exactly has Read done wrong with the bat since his return then?
    Step 1: Check to see how many sixes he's hit.

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