Tuesday 31 March 2009 

Flintoff And Pietersen Fit For St. Lucia Decider

Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen have both been passed fit to play in England's fifth and final One Day International  in St. Lucia on Friday (3rd April).

Flintoff injured a thumb and Pietersen his back during the nine-wicket win in the fourth game in Barbados, but after scans on both injuries were assessed in England, the pair have been given the all-clear.

Flintoff bruised his left thumb attempting a return catch and Pietersen suffered a back spasm while bowling to Shivnarine Chanderpaul in Barbados.

England came back from an eight-wicket  mauling last week to win the fourth game and set up the decider with an impressive nine-wicket win, helped by an unbeaten 79 from captain Andrew Strauss.

However, the threat of strike action by the West Indian players still hovers over the match and the West Indian Cricket Board (WICB) is set to meet with the squad on Thursday.

© Cricket World 2009

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