FLINTOFF CRITICISES THE AUSTRALIANS

Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff has said that the Australian spinners are in complete disarray. In a dire assessment of his one-time foes, Flintoff said the Australian cricket side was in "disarray" and would not recover unless Warne reprised his match-winning ability to haunt England.

Warne, 41, played the last of his 145 Tests almost four years ago against England, but Flintoff - ironically Warne's final victim - was adamant the spin great could reinvigorate the ailing Aussies.

"I'd love to see Warnie play again, it would be unbelievable," Flintoff said.

FLINTOFF BACKS ENGLAND

Andrew Flintoff today said that England would beat the Australians in the ashes series. Flintoff played memorable roles in England's victories of 2005 and 2009, but was also the captain for a miserable 5-0 defeat in Australia four years ago.

He is talking a confident game this round however, saying: 'Looking at the two teams, I reckon we’ll beat them. 'It’s going to be interesting watching it but I think we’ll just edge it.'

Andrew Flintoff has also backed Kevin Pietersen to make a big contribution despite a disappointing year with the bat for his country.

FLINTOFF ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Andrew Flintoff has announced his retirement from Cricket due to the injuries. The most popular England cricketer for a generation said he was sad and disappointed to be hanging up his boots. It leaves him plenty of time to use his Wimbledon Hospitality tickets.

FLINTOFF HOPES FOR COMEBACK

Andrew Flintoff says that he hopes to make 20-20 comeback for Queensland. The former Test all-rounder, who has not played since September, said: "I'm still getting a few twinges in the knee and can't move as well as I'd like to."

According to The Sun, Andrew Flintoff's comeback comment comes almost three weeks after the Queensland Bulls confirmed that they are hopeful of securing the England all-rounder for this season's KFC Twenty20 Big Bash in spite of his latest knee injury.

FLINTOFF RULES OUT AUSSIE LEAGUE

Andrew Flintoff is not prepared to discuss the possibility of playing domestic Twenty20 cricket in Australia until he is fully fit.

There have been reports that state sides Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria are lining up bids to sign him.

But his spokesman Myles Hodgson told BBC Sport: "Nothing is on the horizon. We are not talking to anyone until he starts playing for Lancashire again."

A return to county duty in late July or early August remains Flintoff's target.

FLINTOFF THE WRESTLER?

England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has said that he is "a big fan" of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) action and joked he could take up the sport once his cricket career ends.

Flintoff is his way back to fitness and hopes to play cricket again for England and Lancashire.

The 32-year-old along with his friends met WWE stars, including John Cena, Bret Hart, Randy Orton and Batista, at London's O2 last week.