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Harmison called into England squad for second Ashes Test

Steve Harmison has been added to the England squad for the second Ashes Test against Australia. The pace bowler has been drafted in to the 14-man panel following a knee injury to Andrew Flintoff who could be set to miss the Test which gets underway on Thursday.

Ian Bell, Graham Onions and Monty Panesar have all retained their places in the squad despite the first two being discarded for the first Test and the second claiming just a single wicket for 115. England selector Geoff Miller spoke about the decision to draft Harmison into the squad as well as Flintoff's injury.

"We have added Stephen Harmison to our squad for the next Test match as Andrew Flintoff injured his right knee at Cardiff and will undergo a precautionary scan later today," Miller said. "Andrew is experiencing soreness and swelling in the knee which he twisted while in the field and he will be reassessed by the medical staff over the next 48 hours leading up to the Test match on Thursday."

Miller continued: "In the event of Andrew being unfit, we see Stephen as a like for like replacement in terms of the type of bowler he is and his ability to unsettle the opposition batsmen with pace and bounce."

"But we will need to consider all our options carefully when we come to determine the make-up of our bowling attack at Lord's and the final decision will depend on our assessment of the pitch and the likely overhead conditions."

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