Strauss latest to lead England

England is set to appoint yet another captain with Andrew Strauss likely to lead the side in its upcoming one-day series against Sri Lanka.

Andrew Flintoff, who led England in the recent drawn Test series, has an ankle injury and selectors will likely take a no-risk policy and leave Flintoff out of the squad which is named on Thursday.

Regular captain Michael Vaughan is continuing his comeback through county cricket, where he made 99 for Yorkshire against Middlesex on Wednesday.

Vaughan told BBC Sport that he is prepared to wait for a return to full fitness before being recalled to the England squad.
"England need Michael Vaughan running round the field, they don't need a limping Michael Vaughan," he said.

"I don't want to be thinking about my knee, I want to be thinking about cricket."

The full extent of Flintoff's injury is not yet known, but it is not the first time he has had trouble with his left ankle.

He underwent surgery early last year to remove a bone spur.

Selectors are expected to name Strauss, who led England in two one-day internationals in India earlier this year, as captain, but are hopeful Vaughan will play some part before the Test series against Pakistan.

In other injury news, star batsman Kevin Pietersen has a minor hamstring strain sustained in the third test against Sri Lanka, and fast bowler Steve Harmison is close to a return from a shin injury.

Both are expected to be named in the squad for the Twenty20 match on June 15 and five-match one-day international series beginning June 17.

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