Flintoff to meet up with England

The 37-year-old all-rounder retired from the game after England???s successful 2009 Ashes but he made a Twenty20 comeback with Lancashire last summer.

He is currently in Australia where he has been representing Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash but they are unable to qualify for the semi-finals of the T20 tournament having finished bottom of the table after the initial round of matches.

England are in the Queensland capital ahead of their Tri-Series clash with India on Tuesday and an ECB spokesman confirmed that Flintoff would attend a nets session where he is expected to address the players.

The move is believed to have been instigated by England head coach Peter Moores, who was keen to have Flintoff around the side as they prepare for the World Cup, which begins next month in Australia and New Zealand.

Flintoff was a key figure for the national side during Moores’ ill-fated first stint in charge between April 2007 and January 2009 and the pair have also worked together at Old Trafford, where Moores coached Flintoff.