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Andrew Strauss

01 January, 1970

As an left-handed opening batsman, Strauss has shown calmness, authority, and good judgement of which balls to hit and which to leave.

Full name : Andrew John Strauss
Born : March 2, 1977, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Current age : 29 years 242 days
Major teams : England, Middlesex
Nickname : Straussy, Levi, Mareman, Muppet
Batting style : Left-hand bat
Bowling style : Left-arm medium
Height : 5.11 ft
Education : Radley College, Durham University

Statsguru Test player, ODI player

 

 Batting and fielding averages
class  mat  inns  no  runs  hs  ave  bf  sr  100  50  4s  6s  ct  st
Tests   31   58   2   2597   147   46.37   4995   51.99   10   7   335   6   39   0
ODIs   64   63   7   1963   152   35.05   2533   77.49   2   13   220   4   22   0
Twenty20 Int.   3   3   0   51   33   17.00   39   130.76   0   0   7   0   1   0
First-class   121   215   12   8544   176   42.08         22   37         89   0
List A   165   158   12   4469   152   30.60         4   31         42   0
Twenty20   10   10   0   245   60   24.50   186   131.72   0   2         5   0

 Bowling averages
class  mat  balls  runs  wkts  bbi  bbm  ave  econ  sr  4  5  10
Tests   31   0   0   0   -   -   -   -   -   0   0   0
ODIs   64   6   3   0   -   -   -   3.00   -   0   0   0
Twenty20 Int.   3   0   0   0   -   -   -   -   -   0   0   0
First-class   121   48   58   1   1/27      58.00   7.25   48.00      0   0
List A   165   6   3   0   -   -   -   3.00   -   0   0   0
Twenty20   10   0   0   0   -   -   -   -   -   0   0   0

 Career statistics
 
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Test debut  England v New Zealand at Lord's - May 20-24, 2004 scorecard
Last Test  England v Pakistan at The Oval - Aug 17-20, 2006 scorecard
ODI debut  Sri Lanka v England at Dambulla - Nov 18, 2003 scorecard
Last ODI  England v West Indies at Ahmedabad - Oct 28, 2006 scorecard
Twenty20 Int. debut  England v Australia at Southampton - Jun 13, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Int.  England v Pakistan at Bristol - Aug 28, 2006 scorecard
First-class span  1998 - 2006
List A span  1997 - 2006/07
Twenty20 span  2003 - 2006

 Notes
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2005
Awarded the MBE on 31st December 2005

 Profile

On May 21, 2004, playing against New Zealand, Andrew Strauss wrote his name into the record-books when he became only the fourth batsman to score a century at Lord's on his Test debut. It was the culmination of a rapid rise to prominence for Strauss, who as captain of Middlesex, was at least on familiar territory for the big occasion. As a fluid and attractive left-hand opener, Strauss knew all about pressure and how to handle it. His stock rose exponentially in 2002 and 2003, following the unforeseen retirement of Middlesex's captain, Angus Fraser, who swapped his sweater for a laptop and took up the role of cricket correspondent for the Independent newspaper. Strauss filled the breach admirably, and 1400 runs in his first full season in charge in 2003 proved that he was not a man to be fazed by responsibility. He was born in Johannesburg in March 1977, but is a very English product, having learned his game at Radley College and Durham University. At the crease, there is something of the Graham Thorpe about Strauss's ability to accumulate runs without recourse to big shots, and it was this trait that earned him a place in England's one-day squad for the winter tours in 2003-04. After cementing his place with a pair of attractive sixties against West Indies, he confirmed his star quality - and his affinity for Lord's - with a hundred against the same opposition on his first one-day appearance in front of his home crowd. In doing so became only the fifth player to have scored their first Test and one-day international hundreds on the same ground, and later added a century there in his first game as captain as well. Strauss went on to have a scintillating summer for England, ratcheting up runs against both New Zealand and West Indies, but that was only his warm-up act. In South Africa that same winter, he won the first Test singlehandedly with scores of 126 and 94 not out at Port Elizabeth, and added two further hundreds in recording a phenomenal tally of 656 runs. It was always going to be hard to cap that sort of a debut year, and yet Strauss managed it, as he overcame his uncertainties against both Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne to record two more centuries in England's historic Ashes victory. The following summer he became England's captain by default, after both Michael Vaughan and Andrew Flintoff were ruled out with injuries. He started with a traumatic 5-0 whitewash against Sri Lanka in the one-day series, but another Test hundred at Lord's helped settle him into the role. Flintoff's absence handed him the captaincy for the subsequent Test series against Pakistan too, which England won 2-0, Strauss notching his second hundred as captain in the third Test.


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