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Andrew Strauss

March 24, 2012

Andrew Strauss

Andrew Strauss
BORN in South Africa, Andrew Strauss moved to England at the age of six. The English cricketer is currently the captain of the country’s Test team. Strauss started playing for the team of Durham University and the Middlesex second XI from 1996. He made his Middlesex first XI debut in 1998. He rose quickly through the ranks to be appointed the captain of Middlesex in 2002.

In the 2003-04 season, Strauss was called to play in ODIs. At the beginning of the 2004 English season, he made his Test debut for England after Michael Vaughan sustained a knee injury in the nets. Strauss responded with a century in the first innings, and just missed out on another in the second. Strauss starred in the Ashes of 2005, where he scored two centuries in five Tests; England eventually won the series. He was passed over as England’s captain for the 2006-07 Ashes series. However, he bounced back to score another 100 in the 2009 Ashes, in England’s bid to recapture the urn.The following year, Strauss led a successful Ashes defence in Australia, triumphing 3-1 to end a 24- year wait for victory Down Under. In the recent India-England Test series, he led a brilliant English side to an Indian whitewash.

From : Navneet Newshouse

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