Andrew Strauss is a left handed batsman and left arm medium bowler who plays for England cricket team. He has also played for Northern Districts and Middlesex.
Strauss debuted in One day International Cricket on 18th November 2003 at Dambulla against Sri Lanka. In this match, Strauss was caught by Fernando off his own bowling, when Strauss had scored just 3 runs in 9 deliveries. Sri Lanka won this match by 10 wickets. On 20th May 2004, Strauss played his first Test match against New Zealand at Lord’s. In the 1st innings, Strauss took the catch of Fleming. Strauss scored 112 runs in 215 deliveries inclusive of 13 fours and was eventually caught by Richardson off the bowling of Vettori. In the 2nd innings, he scored 83 runs in 171 deliveries and was finally run out. England won this match by 7 wickets.
Strauss has participated in 53 Test matches wherein he has scored 3943 runs at a batting average of 41.07 and strike rate of 48.87. His highest score has been 177 and he hast hit 12 hundreds, 14 fifties, 495 boundaries and 6 sixers while taking 66 catches. He has played in 78 One day Internationals during which he has scored 2239 runs at a batting average of 31.98 and strike rate of 75.82. His highest score has been 152 and he has hit 2 centuries, 14 half centuries, 240 fours and 8 sixers while taking 28 catches.