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Andrew Strauss

About Andrew Strauss

Andrew Strauss is a former England cricket captain.

Professional Career

Andrew Strauss has played 100 test matches and scored 7037 runs at an impressive average of 40.91. He captained the English side in 50 tests and won 24 of them. He has scored 9 test centuries as a captain. Strauss is third in the list of the captains who has played most games as captain.

In August 2012, shortly after playing his 100th test, Andrew Strauss announced his retirement from all formats of Cricket.

Andrew Strauss in News

England cricketers to face HMRC quiz on tax loophole
England cricket stars would be facing an tax investigation into a loophole that could be saving players thousands of pounds a year.

Strauss wants England to sharpen up against South Africa
England Test skipper Andrew Strauss has said his team lacked intensity in the third Test against West Indies and would need to sharpen up against South Africa later in the summer.

Sammy confident of West Indies beating England in ODI series
West Indies captain Darren Sammy has said his side expects to win their upcoming one-day series against England after finishing the Test campaign with a flourish.

Bell will replace Pietersen as opener in England's ODI team
Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell will replace Kevin Pietersen as Alastair Cook's opening partner in the England's ODI team.

Pietersen's decision to quit can return to haunt him: Strauss
Backing Kevin Pietersen's decision to quit one-day cricket and Twenty20, England Test skipper Andrew Strauss has warned that if Pietersen is not mentally prepared, his decision could come back to haunt him.

Strauss 'unperturbed' over disharmony fears in team following KP, Anderson incidents
England captain Andrew Strauss has said he is not worried over fears that the harmonious environment in the dressing room might get disturbed following Kevin Pietersen and Jimmy Anderson related incidents.

Strauss defends decision to rest 'in form' Anderson for Edgbaston Test
England captain Andrew Strauss has defended the decision to rest in form fast bowler James Anderson for the final Test match against West Indies at Edgbaston, saying it would help his strike bowler in the longer run.

Ex-England pacer Harmison wants to pay his due to Durham
Having played 63 Tests for England and claimed 226 wickets, former England fast bowler Steve Harmison has said he would like to pay back English County Durham for showing faith in his skills as a player.

'IPL's effortless money in less time has massive influence on cricketers'
Former Australian cricketer Brendan McArdle believes England batsman Kevin Pietersen's decision to quit the limited over format, and his stubbornness to continue playing in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) just shows the kind of massive influence various Twenty20 competitions have on players.

Pietersen must prove commitment to Test cricket following shorter form exit: Vaughan
Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes Kevin Pietersen must prove his commitment for Test cricket to Andrew Strauss and coach Andy Flower.

Captain Strauss vindicates ECB's decision to fine Pietersen for offensive tweet
England Test team captain Andrew Strauss has told his players not to indulge in anything that offends the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), and justified the fine imposed on Kevin Pietersen for his twitter comment on cricket commentator Nick Knight.

Love for captaincy gets me out of bed every morning: Strauss
Dismissing the idea that he might give up the Test captaincy, England opener Andrew Strauss has said he still loves the challenge of leading his team, adding that the responsibility makes him get out of bed every morning.

ECB fines Pietersen for Twitter attack on commentator Knight
England cricketer Kevin Pietersen was fined for launching a Twitter attack on Sky News cricket commentator Nick Knight, which the England Cricket Board deemed "to be prejudicial to the interests of the ECB and a breach of the England player conditions of employment in relation to clauses regarding public statements."

Boycott tells Strauss to rise above his short bowling demons likely to be exploited by SA
Former England opening batsman Geoffrey Boycott has advised captain Andrew Strauss to work on his technique while facing short-pitched bowling, and warned him that South African fast bowlers are likely to exploit it when they play a three Test match series later this year.

England names unchanged squad for Nottingham Test
England has named an unchanged 13-man squad for the second Test match against West Indies at Trent Bridge, starting on Friday.

Swann believes England still favourites to win Lord's Test against Windies
England off spinner Graeme Swann has claimed they are still favourites to win the 1st Test match against West Indies at Lord's despite losing two quick wickets during a panic-stricken final half-hour of day four, chasing 191 for victory.

'Relieved' Strauss happy to get 'monkey off back' after Lord's ton
England captain Andrew Strauss, whose form has been under the scanner for the last 18 months after having managed to score just one century in the last 50 innings, has said he is relieved after reaching the three number figure on the second day of the first Test match against the West Indies at Lord's.

'Lucky mascot' Bresnan believes he makes a difference to England team
England fast bowler Tim Bresnan believes he makes a difference to the team with his performances, apart from being its lucky mascot.

Strauss claims he is not even close to quitting as England Test captain
Andrew Strauss has said he hasn't thought about relinquishing his position as England Test captain, and is not even close to the moment when he would contemplate stepping down.

Fifty Indian MPs support global parliament for effective governance
To improve the democratic character of global governance, the world's citizens should be given more responsibility through a global parliament.

Collingwood not impressed by Australia's regeneration
Pouring cold water on Australia's prospects of regaining the Ashes in 2013, England batsman Paul Collingwood has said he has not been impressed by the Australian's regeneration.

Bresnan, No.1 Test side England's lucky charm
Tim Bresnan, who was once dismissed as a chubby lad, has rapidly gained credence as an authentic international all-rounder and lucky charm for England, as his team has now won all 10 Tests he has played.

England cannot afford complacency to remain No. 1 Test side: Flower
England cricket coach Andy Flower has reckoned that his team cannot afford complacency in 2012 if it is to remain the No.1 Test side.

England still 'celebrating' over becoming World No 1 Test side, says skipper Strauss
England captain Andrew Strauss has reckoned his side is still enjoying the success of becoming the top-ranked Test side.

England skipper Strauss eyeing two more Ashes victories
England skipper Andrew Strauss is aiming to win two more Ashes series against Australia.

Pietersen reveals how he was snubbed when asked to be made ODI captain
England middle order batsman Kevin Pietersen has revealed how he offered to be England's one-day captain last summer - only to be snubbed in favour of Alastair Cook.

Swann still doesn't think Pietersen is captaincy material
England off-spinner Graeme Swann cannot understand the fuss being made about his autobiographical revelation that Kevin Pietersen is not captaincy material.

Ashes hero Cook gets MBE
The Queen presented England's Ashes hero Alastair Cook with an MBE for his outstanding performance against Australia during last summer's cricket series.

England coach Flower says he might retire before 2015 World Cup
England cricket coach Andy Flower has expressed doubts about whether he will continue till the 2015 World Cup.

Sebastian Coe 'surprised' over absence of women on BBC sports personality list
London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games chairman Sebastian Coe has expressed his surprise that not a single woman has been included on the 10-name shortlist for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

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