England`s ODI success no reflection of Ashes chances: Flintoff

Updated: Jun 30, 2010, 09:29 AM IST

London: England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff reckons that England`s one-day success over Australia counts for little in relation to the Ashes series later this year.

England wrapped up the five match series with an unassailable 3-0 lead with two games still to play.

"I wouldn`t look too much into it. We are at the end of June, start of July and playing a one-day series against Australia and the Test side will be very different," The Independent quoted Flintoff, as saying.

"With the two different forms of the game, we can take a bit of confidence from it, but I don`t think it plays a major part," he added.

Flintoff further believes that the two sides` forthcoming Test series against Pakistan will give a much better indication of how they might fare Down Under.

"The one thing over the next few months will be to see how Australia and England play against Pakistan - the two series are both in England, so let`s see how the Test sides have progressed," Flintoff said.

When asked if he felt he would face a battle to get back into the England team, Flintoff said: "We`ll see. It`s not something that I`m too worried about. My purpose now is to get onto a cricket field, performing for Lancashire and helping them."