LITESPORT ENGLANDhaveturnedtoLukeWright to replace the retired Andrew Flintoff against South Africa this winter. The 24-year-old Sussex all-rounder, born in Grantham, must carry the con- siderable burden of being the new Freddie for 11 weeks against the best side in world cricket. Thoughhehasplayed25one-dayinter- nationals -- averaging a modest 22.4 with the bat and an expensive 49 with the ball -- Wright has yet to play a Test for England but he featured in both squads named at Lords today. NationalselectorGeoff Milleraccepts: Flintoffs retirement has created a vacancy for an all-rounder in the squad --whilewedonotseeLukeasalike-for- like replacement for Andrew, we are excitedbythewayinwhichhisall-round game continues to develop and believe he can make an impact at Test level. Joining Wright in the Test squad for thefirsttimeisWorcesterwicketkeeper Steven Davies. Miller said: Steven is a player of great potential who has been a consistent performer for his county. He will act as understudy to Matt Prior. DurhamseamerLiamPlunkettisback in favour alongside county team-mate Graham Onions but there was no room for the third -- and most-capped -- Riv- erside paceman Steve Harmison. Ravi Bopara, Owais Shah and Monty Panesar also find themselves out in the cold. Bopara scored three consecutive tons against the West Indies but strug- gled against Australia. KevinPietersen,29,hasbeensidelined since July following surgery on his Achilles tendon, but was named in both squads to tour the land of his birth. 44 Thursday, 8 October 2009 London Lite Trescocant predictifhe willlastthe paceinIndia MARCUS TRESCOTHICK admits he has no way of knowing whether a return to playing abroad will trigger a relapse in his ongoing battle against depression. The 33-year-old former England opener hasnt played cricket outside of these shores since the tour of India in 2006, and on his last attempt to do so in December 2008 he was unable to make it as far as Dubai for Somersets pre-season tour to the Emirates, pulling out just hours before the flight was due to leave Heathrow. Against the odds, Trescothick has Mindgames:TrescowillflyouttoIndia Murray waits for normal service to be resumed Dropped out: Andy Murray ANDY MURRAY has withdrawn from next weeks Shanghai Masters as he continues to recover from a wrist injury. Murray, who wants to give his injured left wrist more time to heal, has not played since Great Britains Davis Cup defeat by Poland in Liverpool. His withdrawal from the Shanghai event follows his decision not to participate in the Japan Open this week. Murray, who first picked up the injury during the US Open, now plans to return in Valencia next month. I apologise for the inconvenience that my withdrawal may cause but I trust you understand, the situation is beyond my control and I would much rather participate in the tournament than be in the current position regarding my health, Murray said in a letter to the Shanghai tournament organisers. And a statement on the Scots website read: Due to medical advice Andy will not be travelling to China. He has decided to give his wrist extra time to recover and is likely to return for the Valencia Open. That tournament begins on 2 November, followed by the ATP World Tour Finals in London. by geoff teather nTEENAGER Heather Watson is through to the second round of the Aegon Pro Series in Barnstaple, whilst fellow Briton Laura Robson has crashed out. Watson, 17, defeated Mel South 7-6 6-2 in the first round, with Robson, 15, losing 6-4 7-6 to Naomi Cavaday. Watson, who is ranked over 500 places below South in womens singles, will now face the French Kristina Mladevnovic. by james goldman group a Deccan Chargers (India), SomerSet, trinidad & tobago (West Indies) group b New South Wales (Australia), eagles (South Africa), SuSSex group C royal Challengers Bangalore (India), Cobras (South Africa), otago (New Zealand) group d Delhi Daredevils (India), Victoria (Australia), Wayamba (Sri Lanka) group stage fixtures Today:BangalorevCobras(Bangalore) Tomorrow:NewSouthWalesveagles(Delhi) DaredevilsvVictoria(Delhi) Saturday:Cobrasvotago(Hyderabad) DeccanvSomerset(Hyderabad) Sunday:NewSouthWalesvSussex(Delhi) DaredevilsvWayamba(Delhi) Monday:Somersetvtrin&tobago(Bangalore) Bangalorevotago(Bangalore) Tuesday:VictoriavWayamba(Delhi) eaglesvSussex(Delhi) Wednesday:Deccanvtrin&tobago(Hyderabad) how does it work? the12teamshavebeendividedintofourgroups ofthree--withthetoptwoteamsineachgroup qualifyingforthesecondphase,wherethereare twogroupsoffour.thetoptwoteamsfromthose groupswillqualifyforthesemi-finals. prize money uS$6m(3.63m)willbesharedbetweenthe teamsandplayers. lGamesareliveonBritisheurosport Champions league Wright said Fred: Sussex all-rounder Luke Wright has been called up to the Test squad for South Africa following the retirement of Flintoff All Wright on the flight as England get Luke in H taken the plunge and will attempt to play a full part in Somersets assault on the lucrative Champions League which begins today in. I simply do not know how hard it will be for me at the moment, Trescothick told Eurosport. I have not been on a plane for a number of years and obviously my situation has dictated that, but arrangements are in place this time which I am hoping will help me. We have to just let time dictate what will happen. We can only wait and see at this stage. TeSTS:AStrauss(middlx,capt),ACook(essex, v-capt),JAnderson(Lancs),IBell(Warks),S Broad(Notts),PCollingwood(Durham),SDavies (Surrey),Gonions(Durham),KPietersen(Hats), LPlunkett(Durham),mPrior(Sussex),Arashid (Yorks),rSidebottom(Notts),GSwann(Notts),J trott(Warks),LWright(Sussex). One-DAyerS:Strauss,Anderson,tBresnan (Yorks),Broad,Collingwood,Cook,JDenly(Kent), Smahmood(Lancs),emorgan(middx),onions, Pietersen,Prior,rashid,Swann,trott,Wright. the squads nov1:englandsquadarrive. nov6:PresidentsxI,Bloemfontein nov8:PresidentsxI,Kimberley nov10:SAfricaA,20/20Bloemfontein nov13:First20/20,Johannesburg nov15:Second20/20,Johannesburg nov17:SouthAfricaA-50-overs,Potchefstroom nov20:1stoDI,Johannesburg nov22:2nd oDI,Centurion nov27:3rdoDI,Capetown nov29:4thoDI,Portelizabeth Dec4:5thoDI,Durban Dec9-10:SAAirwaysxI,tourmatch,eastLondon Dec11-12:SAAirwaysxI,tourmatch,eastLondon Dec16-20:1sttest,Centurion Dec26-30:2ndtest,Durban Jan3-7,2010:3rdtest,Capetown Jan14-18:4thtest,Johannesburg Jan19:englandsquaddepart the tour index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html