England has moved on from Freddie: Atherton

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London, Jan 25(ANI): Former England captain Mike Atherton has said that if all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is putting himself forward for selection for a final Ashes campaign this year, he will be disappointed.

Atherton believes that as far as he is concerned, the England team has evolved under the captaincy of Andrew Strauss, and Flintoff will never be under consideration for Test cricket again.

"There's no way Flintoff will play Test cricket again. It's not even worth contemplating. England have moved on from Freddie, and have had some good results without him," The Mirror quoted Atherton, as saying.

"They have a settled side with the likes of Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann filling the all-rounder void," he added.

The Lancashire star is said to be keen on facing the Aussies again when England go Down Under at the end of 2010.

However, it is believed that the selectors - most notably head coach Andy Flower and Strauss - are not prepared to make special plans and potentially upset the current players to accommodate him. (ANI)

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