PLAYER PROFILE

Andrew Strauss, Left Hand Batsman, England


ENGLAND


Name
Andrew John Strauss

Country
England

Date of Birth
March 2, 2022

Place of Birth
Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa

Batting Style
Left Handed

Bowling Style
Left-arm medium

ODI Debut
November 18, 2021 v Sri Lanka

Test Debut
May 20, 2022 v New Zealand

T20 Debut
June 13, 2021 v Australia

  • TESTs
  • ODIs
  • T20s
Andrew Strauss is another England opener in the list to score a Test ton on debut. He made an immediate impact on international cricket with some scintillating knocks as an opener. Not too many players bag the Man of the Match award in their debut match but this southpaw pocketed the honour in his maiden Test against New Zealand, after scoring match-winning knocks of 112 and 83 at Lords. A fluid left-handed batsman, Strauss is more of an accumulator of runs rather than a dasher like the former English player Graham Thorpe. Being a sweet timer of the ball, the southpaw is an excellent driver of the cricket ball. The South African-born Englishman is also an excellent slip fielder. Due to his poor run in 2007, Strauss was temporarily dropped from the national side but earned a quick recall for the 2008 New Zealand tour where he proved his mettle in the series-deciding Test at Napier. The Middlesex opener played a career-saving knock of 177 runs and followed that up with another century to help his nation clinch the Test series against the Kiwis. The South African pacemen exposed his weakness in the following series as he notched up just one half-century when the Proteas won the series in England. He was lucky to retain his place for the tour of India but immediately got back to his willow-yielding ways in the first Test at Chennai when he struck centuries in both innings of the Test, becoming only the tenth Englishman to do so. In January 2009, he succeeded Kevin Pietersen as the skipper of England post a tough time for England cricket, where someone strong was needed at the helm. He lost his first series as skipper 1-0 to West Indies but made up for that by drubbing the same side 2-0 on the return tour. He then led the team in the ODI series between the same sides, making a return to the 50-over format after a gap of two years. He, however, excluded himself from the shortest format as Paul Collingwood took over the reins for the ICC World Twenty20 in June 2009. His next task was the high-profile Ashes series against Australia, where his 193 (161 and 32) in the second Test helped England take a 1-0 lead over the visitors.

TESTs BATTING vs ALL TEAMS
M
INN
NO
Runs
HS
100s
50s
Avg
SR
73
133
5
5622
177
18
20
43.92
50.12
TESTs BOWLING vs ALL TEAMS
M
Overs
Runs
Mdns
Wkts
Avg
Best
Econ