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Andrew Strauss Info

Full NameAndrew John Strauss
Date of BirthMarch 2, 1977
Place of BirthJohannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Other Names / Nick NamesLord Brocket, The General, Levi, Mareman, Straussy, Jazzer, Johann, The Strauss Mouse
Batting styleLeft-handed
Bowling styleLeft-arm medium, left arm orthodox
RoleOpening batsman, England captain
National sideEngland
Test debut20 May 2004 v New Zealand
ODI debut18 November 2003 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no.14
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 That was pretty disappointing considering the person in question knows neither me nor my wife. Well nobody is beyond criticism. I didn't feel, I don't feel, that the talk of me finishing after that game was right. I can't agree with that, but those are the things you have to deal with as an England player, 
— Andrew Strauss after Sky TV commentator and former captain Bob Willis claimed that Andrew Strauss gave up ODI captaincy following pressure at home / April 17, 2012
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 I certainly remember Test matches in the past where this has been looming, in the background and it is very much in the background. I would be very, very surprised if any of our players had their attention anywhere other than on the game at the moment especially after what's happened over the last couple of Test matches. So it's not a big issue for us. 
— Andrew Strauss saying IPL auction will not be a distraction to their players while they are on a tour playing against Pakistan / February 03, 2012
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 I think over the two innings, that was just closed to the perfect bowling performances as we have had in the last two years and I am not saying a lot because we have bowled exceptionally well quite consistently so, I think we are in the right to take all wickets and that is what you can do as a bowling unit, 
— Andrew Strauss is happy with their (England) bowling after defeating India in the first test / July 26, 2011
 Coming into this game after the Holland performance, it was a great bounce-back and showed everyone around the tournament that we're going to be a force to be reckoned with. We've got to celebrate the fact it was an unbelievable game of cricket, probably the best advert for the 50-over format you could possibly get. 
— Andrew Strauss after their group stage match with India ended in a tie / February 28, 2011
 Given the importance of the game, against India in India in the World Cup, it was obviously crucial one of our players went on and got a big score. It was an innings I'm very proud of. It would have been great to have been not out at the end and seen the boys home. It was my best one-day knock. 
— Andrew Strauss said of his knock of 158(145) against India chasing 338 runs / February 28, 2011

 Opening the bowling out here is hard work, and bowling most of your overs in powerplay is not easy. Jimmy's got a lot of skills. Anyone who writes a guy of that quality off is pretty naive. 
— Andrew Strauss supporting his teammate James Anderson after he gave away 91 runs against India in 9.5 overs / February 28, 2011