Despite the 32-year-old being known as a joker within the England camp, Strauss believes that the role will suit the Nottinghamshire bowler.
"I think he will do a really good job," said Strauss. "He has always been a very important part of the dressing room and the sort of guy who other people listen to, so he will do a great job.
"He is under no illusion that he will be taking over as the full-time captain, but I think it will do him good, he will enjoy it."
England take on the West Indies in day one of the Twenty20 contest at The Oval tonight (Friday).