England’s test team captain Andrew Strauss retired from International Cricket

Sports Current Affairs Agaust 2012.England’s test team captain Andrew Strauss announced his retirement from international cricket on 29 August 2012

Created On: Aug 30, 2012 12:00 IST

England’s test team captain Andrew Strauss announced his retirement from international cricket on 29 August 2012. Under Strauss’ captaincy the England team witnessed back-to-back Ashes wins over Australia and reached to the top of the test rankings. He was appointed the skipper of English team in 2009 replacing Kevin Pietersen.

A left-hand batsman, Strauss made his first class debut in year 1998 and one-day international debut in 2003 against Sri Lanka. Strauss made his test debut against New Zealand at Lord’s in 2004, where he scored 112 and 83 runs in two innings and received Man of the Match award.

In a nine-year long international career, Strauss played 100 tests and 127 one-day internationals. Strauss has to his credit 7037 and 4205 runs in test and ODIs respectively.

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