Flintoff: Focus should be on the play and not what people say

The second ashes test match gets underway tonight and former Lancashire and England all rounder Andrew Flintoff hopes all the focus will be on the play and not what people say.

Australia captain Michael Clarke was fined after the first test when a television microphone picked up him warning Burnley's Jimmy Anderson to 'get ready for a broken arm'.

Flintoff was no stranger to a bit of verbal sparring with the Aussies in his playing career and he thinks it's all harmless banter.