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Andrew Strauss

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Full Name: Andrew John Strauss
Born: March 2 1977 , Johannesburg, South Africa
Country: England
County: Middlesex
Other teams: Northern Districts
Test debut: England v New Zealand, Lord's, May 20-24 2004
ODI debut: Sri Lanka v England, Dambulla, Nov 18 2003
T20 debut: England v Australia, Southampton, June 13 2005
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Left-arm medium


Andrew Strauss will be remembered for being one of England's most successful captains. During his 50 Tests in charge, he won two Ashes - including the first England have won Down Under in 24 years - and took his side to number one in the Test rankings in 2011. He played 100 Tests in total, amassed 7,037 runs including 21 centuries, whilst in 127 ODIs he scored 4,205 runs. A relative latecomer to the international arena - he made his first appearance for England at the age of 26 - Strauss wasted little time in making an impression on Test debut against New Zealand in May 2004 after being...

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