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Last Updated: Tuesday August 11 2009 06:28 GMT

Freddie ready for Ashes final

Andrew Flintoff

After a disastrous fourth Test, things could be looking up for England's cricketers, as Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff is expected to be fit to play.

Freddie missed the fourth Ashes Test at Headingley because of a problem with his knee, but doctors reckon he'll be better by 20 August.

That's when play starts at the fifth Test at the Oval in London.

The series is currently tied 1-1, which means England need to win this Test in order to win the Ashes.

If they draw, Australia still get to keep the Ashes because they won last time.

If Freddie does play, it'll be his final Test because he has announced he won't be playing any more of the long matches after this series.

He's a good batsman, but his skill as bowler was a vital part of England's victory over the Aussies at Lord's in London in the second Test.

He could make all the difference in the final showdown.