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Andrew Flintoff

Key facts

Full Name: Andrew Flintoff
Born: December 6 1977 , Preston
Country: England
County: Lancashire
Other teams: England Lions, ICC World XI, Chennai Super Kings
Test debut: England v South Africa, Nottingham, July 23-27 1998
ODI debut: England v Pakistan, Sharjah, April 7 1999
T20 debut: England v Australia, Southampton, June 13 2005
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium

Biography

Flintoff's all-round explosive talent, and endearing character, made him arguably the most popular and widely recognised England cricketer of his generation. His contribution to English cricket was not suitably represented in his stats - he averaged more than 30 with the ball in Test cricket - but in his match-changing quality coupled with the manner his spirit and desire evoked the best from his team-mates. His tireless work ethic left his body battered and bruised by the time he called an end to his international career after the 2009 Ashes - yet still he had one last special moment ...

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