Andrew Flintoff told Sky Sports News he hopes to play for Queensland in January as he bids for an England return.
Knee problems continue to plague the former Test all-rounder but he still hopes to continue representing his country in limited-overs cricket.
Flintoff is currently in rehabilitation from his latest bout of knee surgery but has targeted a spell with Queensland for Australia's domestic Twenty20 tournament - which coincides with England's one-day series Down Under.
In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports News' Georgie Thompson, he said: "I'm a bit frustrated, I was meant to play for Lancashire over the past few weeks but seeing the physio and seeing where I'm at, I can't run properly so it was decided that I probably shouldn't start quite yet.
"It's just postponed a little bit so I'm back in the gym with the physio trying to get fit.
"There's the option of playing in Queensland in January for them in the Twenty20, which I'd like to do. But more important is Lancashire next year.
"I'm not quite sure what is realistic at this moment in time. I'm still getting a few twinges in the knee and can't move as well as I'd like to."
As for his England chances, Flintoff said: "I think ability-wise I could get in there. But I'll be 33 in December and it will be (a question of) have the side moved on? They can't wait around for me forever."
For the full interview, tune into Sky Sports News HD on Channel 455
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