Khan and Bopara called up as Flintoff cover

Updated: 19 February 2009 16:15 IST

England called up Kent pace bowler Amjad Khan and Essex all-rounder Ravi Bopara into their squad in the West Indies as cover for the injured Andrew Flintof

St John's (Antigua):

England said on Thursday they'd called up Kent pace bowler Amjad Khan and Essex all-rounder Ravi Bopara into their squad in the West Indies as cover for the injured Andrew Flintoff.

Pace bowling all-rounder Flintoff has been struggling with a right hip problem during the ongoing third Test here in Antigua and is now due to have a scan on Friday.

He only bowled three overs on Wednesday. But with England needing seven more wickets for victory on Thursday's final day, Flintoff has not been ruled out of bowling if required as his side chase a win which would level the series at 1-1.

Both the uncapped Khan and Bopara will travel from New Zealand, where they have been with the England Lions, the national 'A' side, to the Caribbean.

Khan was summoned as injury cover by England late last year when he was called into their squad in India following an injury to Ryan Sidebottom, the Nottinghamshire left-arm quick.

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