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.

“He’ll talk it up but if he doesn’t think he can come in and perform as he did before he stopped playing Test cricket, I don’t think he’ll put himself out there to do it.

“But I hope he does. Warne’s aura would bring something to the side, he’d make a difference in the dressing room.