Andrew Strauss

Position: Opening batsman
Born: March 2, 1977 (age 37)
Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa
Height: 5'11"
Nationality: English
Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss during a press conference on August 29, 2012
Andrew Strauss: 'England team is the victim'
Former England captain Andrew Strauss feels that the national team is the victim of the revelations made by Kevin Pietersen and the ECB over the past week.
Oct 10, 00:22
Matt Prior of England during day three of 2nd Investec Test match between England and Sri Lanka at Headingley Cricket Ground on June 22, 2014
Kevin Pietersen slams Matt Prior for being "negative influence" in England team
Kevin Pietersen accuses Matt Prior of being a bully and a "negative influence" in the England dressing room.
Oct 6, 06:46
Gary Ballance in action during day four of the LV County Championship division One match between Yorkshire and Middlesex at Headingley on September 20, 2013
What we learned in the 2014 season
Sports Mole looks back on the lessons learned from the 2014 season in England.
Oct 3, 11:50
Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss during a press conference on August 29, 2012
Andrew Strauss 'mortified' by comment made on air
Former England captain Andrew Strauss apologises "unreservedly" for comments he made on air regarding Kevin Pietersen.
Jul 5, 19:46
Ian Bell celebrates his century at Trent Bridge.
Unchanged England insert Sri Lanka at Headingley
An unchanged England win the toss and insert Sri Lanka, who make two changes for the second Test at Headingley, with Dinesh Chandimal and Dhammika Prasad recalled.
Jun 20, 10:43
Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss during a press conference on August 29, 2012
Andrew Strauss excited by Andrew Flintoff return
Andrew Strauss believes that Andrew Flintoff's proposed return for Lancashire is "brilliant" for county cricket.
May 16, 05:41
Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss during a press conference on August 29, 2012
Andrew Strauss joins Middlesex executive board
Andrew Strauss is named as the new member of the executive board at Middlesex County Cricket Club.
Apr 2, 03:11
Graeme Swann of England looks on after the end of play on day two of the tour match between the Chairman's XI and England at Traeger Park Oval on November 30, 2013
Sky Sports to recruit Graeme Swann for World Twenty20?
Sky Sports are reportedly keen to add former England bowler Graeme Swann to their punditry team for the World Twenty20 in March.
Jan 21, 12:59
Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss during a press conference on August 29, 2012
Andrew Strauss: England must "show fight"
Andrew Srauss wants to see fight from England on day three of the first Ashes Test.
Nov 22, 14:46
Centurions Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott pose with their bats at The Gabba on November 29, 2010.
Looking back: England break records in Brisbane draw
Ahead of tomorrow's first Ashes Test, Sports Mole looks back on what happened the last time Australia and England met in Brisbane.
Nov 19, 16:49
Kevin Pietersen of England kisses the urn after England won the Ashes during day five of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the Kia Oval on August 25, 2013
Kevin Pietersen's top five England Test innings
As Kevin Pietersen approaches the 100-Test milestone, Sports Mole picks out five of his most impressive innings for England.
Nov 19, 11:24
Michael Carberry of Hampshire celebrates after reaching his century during the Friends Life T20 Quarter Final between Hampshire Royals and Lancashire Lightning at Ageas Bowl on August 7, 2013
Andrew Strauss: 'Michael Carberry deserves chance'
Andrew Strauss believes that Michael Carberry will be chosen to open alongside Alastair Cook for the Ashes series.
Nov 7, 13:21
England captain Alastair Cook holds the urn after England win the Ashes on August 25, 2013
Alec Stewart defends Alastair Cook after Shane Warne outburst
Alec Stewart backs Alastair Cook as the England captain after Shane Warne labelled him as "negative, boring and not very imaginative".
Nov 5, 08:12
England captain Alastair Cook holds the urn after England win the Ashes on August 25, 2013
Alastair Cook: Being England captain is "tiring"
Alastair Cook admits being England captain can become hard work.
Oct 18, 12:38
Yorkshire coach Martyn Moxon looks on during the Friends Life T20 match between Yorkshire Carnegie and Lancashire Lightning at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on July 5, 2013
Report: Martyn Moxon to remain at Yorkshire
Martyn Moxon is to stay with Yorkshire despite interest from England, it is claimed.
Oct 15, 20:50
England captain Alastair Cook holds the urn after England win the Ashes on August 25, 2013
Alastair Cook looking to improve Ashes batting
Alastair Cook admits that he was unhappy with his individual performance during The Ashes.
Oct 12, 16:42
Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss during a press conference on August 29, 2012
Andrew Strauss backs Hot Spot decision
Former England captain Andrew Strauss believes that the right decision has been made to drop Hot Spot for the Ashes series in Australia.
Oct 11, 15:48
Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss during a press conference on August 29, 2012
Andrew Strauss: 'England should win in Australia'
Andrew Strauss believes that England should beat Australia in the winter Ashes tour.
Oct 11, 13:20
Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss during a press conference on August 29, 2012
Ex-England captain Andrew Strauss rules himself out of ECB role?
Andrew Strauss reportedly rules himself out of the running to become the new managing director of the ECB.
Oct 1, 11:19
Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss during a press conference on August 29, 2012
Andrew Strauss considering ECB role
Former England captain Andrew Strauss reveals that he is considering forwarding an interest in replacing Hugh Morris as the ECB's managing director.
Sep 12, 14:23
Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss during a press conference on August 29, 2012
Andrew Strauss slams England openers
Andrew Strauss blasts Alastair Cook and Joe Root for their poor display against Australia in the fourth Test of the Ashes.
Aug 12, 06:56
Andrew Strauss on August 20, 2012
Andrew Strauss: 'England face battle to win Ashes series'
Andrew Strauss says that it won't be easy for England to outright win the Ashes series against Australia.
Aug 6, 06:36
Andrew Strauss
Andrew Strauss: 'England yet to play best cricket'
Andrew Strauss says that England have not needed to play their best cricket against Australia yet due to their superior batting lineup in the Ashes.
Jul 22, 06:37
Andrew Strauss
Andrew Strauss: 'England and Australia were nervous'
Andrew Strauss says that England and Australia were both nervous on the first day of The Ashes.
Jul 11, 06:50
Bangladesh celebrate beating England at Bristol.
On this day: England slump to maiden Bangladesh defeat
Three years ago today Bangladesh recorded their first victory over England in any format of the game.
Jul 10, 09:34
Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Strauss
Andrew Strauss backs Kevin Pietersen to deliver best form
Andrew Strauss believes that Kevin Pietersen can inspire his England teammates during this summer's Ashes series.
Jul 7, 12:06
England's Joe Root during the Second Test match against New Zealand on May 25, 2013
Andrew Strauss backs Joe Root's move to opener
Former England captain Andrew Strauss believes that Joe Root is ready to open the batting for his country against Australia in the Ashes.
Jun 28, 14:37
Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen shrugs off media criticism
England batsman Kevin Pietersen reflects on the media criticism that he received last summer.
Jun 27, 01:05
Shane Warne
Shane Warne, Michael Vaughan captain Australia, England for charity match
Shane Warne and Michael Vaughan captain Australia and England respectively in a charity Twenty20 match.
Jun 10, 12:45
Theo Walcott celebrates scoring the opener against Newcastle on December 29, 2012
Stars from all sports take part in PGA ProAm tournament at Wentworth
A number of sports stars including Theo Walcott and Chris Robshaw take part in the PGA ProAm tournament at Wentworth.
May 22, 14:01
Andrew Strauss on August 20, 2012
Andrew Strauss "delighted" to join Sky Sports commentary team
Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss says that he is "delighted" to be part of the Sky Sports commentary team for the Ashes.
May 17, 13:21
Andrew Strauss on August 20, 2012
Andrew Strauss 'joins Sky Sports coverage for Ashes Tests'
Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss will reportedly join the Sky Sports punditry team for this year's Ashes Tests.
May 16, 14:03
Andrew Strauss on August 20, 2012
Andrew Strauss to run London Marathon with wife Ruth
Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss and his wife are attempting to raise £100,000 for charity in the London Marathon next month.
Mar 27, 13:03
England's Nick Compton practises in India on November 10, 2012
Nick Compton: 'I'm not established yet'
Nick Compton claims that he is not established in the England side, even after scoring back-to-back centuries against New Zealand.
Mar 18, 23:15
England's Nick Compton practises in India on November 10, 2012
Somerset's Nick Compton hopeful of cementing place in England Test side
Nick Compton is hopeful that he can cement his place in the England Test side with a good performance in the series against New Zealand.
Feb 15, 07:15
Alastair Cook on October 24, 2012
Alastair Cook shows faith in England coach Ashley Giles
Alastair Cook backs England's strategy to appoint Ashley Giles as their limited-overs cricket coach.
Jan 3, 04:19
Virender Sehwag
Live Commentary: India vs. England first Test - as it happened
Sports Mole brings you live text commentary of India vs. England as the first Test begins in Ahmedabad.
Nov 15, 03:35
Jonathan Trott
Jonathan Trott: 'No talk of opening the batting'
Jonathan Trott doesn't think that he'll be moving up the batting order for England.
Nov 6, 17:39
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Nick Compton prepared for tour of India
Nick Compton insists that his aim is to remain relaxed as he prepares to tour India with the England Test squad.
Oct 23, 22:27
Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Strauss
Andrew Strauss: 'Kevin Pietersen is part of England's best-case scenario'
Former England captain Andrew Strauss backs Kevin Pietersen for India Tests.
Oct 23, 20:04