ANDREW STRAUSS

  • Alastair Cook sacked in a 'hugely disrespectful' way: Andrew Strauss Yesterday

    London: Former England captain Andrew Strauss has launched a strong attack on the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), saying sacking of former skipper Alastair Cook was "hugely disrespectful". The 29-year-old Cook, who was in dismal form, has been replaced as England One-Day International (ODI) captain by middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan...
  • Fear of failure a problem for England, says Andrew Strauss November 18, 2014

    Andrew Strauss said on Monday that a collective fear of failure on the part of England`s batsmen risks damaging the team`s chances at next year`s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. One longstanding complaint about England`s recent one-day international performances, which have seen them lose five of their last six...
  • Andrew Strauss laments 'madness' of Kevin Pietersen fall-out October 10, 2014

    London: Andrew Strauss has said English cricket could be damaged by the "madness" surrounding the publication of Kevin Pietersen's autobiography. As Pietersen's book went on general sale on Thursday after a welter of revelations and counter-claims, former England captain Strauss said he was concerned by the impact the accusations have on...
  • I didn't betray Strauss with texts, says Pietersen October 6, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen says he did not betray Andrew Strauss by sending text messages about the former England captain to rival players, in his autobiography released to the media on Monday. Pietersen revealed he had an angry telephone exchange with Strauss after reports emerged that he had criticised the skipper in...
  • Test cricket is slowly going to fizzle out, fears Andrew Strauss October 3, 2014

    London: Former England captain Andrew Strauss has said the skewed distribution of power among the India-led big three in ICC can lead to a situation in future when the "rich will only get richer and the poor poorer". Following the revamp in International Cricket Council, India, England and Australia now effectively...
  • Sacking Cook before World Cup would be disastrous: Strauss September 3, 2014

    London: Former skipper Andrew Strauss feels that sacking Alastair Cook as the England cricket captain ahead of the 2015 World Cup, Feb 14March 29, would not end the team's ODI woes and, in fact, could turn out to be a disaster. England suffered a ninewicket defeat in the fourth ODI at...
  • India can never win with four bowlers, says Andrew Strauss August 4, 2014

    Manchester: Taking a dig at the Indian approach ahead of the Old Trafford Test, former England skipper Andrew Strauss has said that the visitors not only need more aggression but will also find it extremely difficult to win a Test match with four bowlers in their XI. "I think India have...
  • Former England captain Strauss in Pietersen swearing storm July 6, 2014

    London: Former England captain Andrew Strauss found himself involved in a fresh row regarding Kevin Pietersen after making highly offensive comments about his former Test colleague while broadcasting on Saturday. Sky Sports commentator Strauss, believing he was off the air in a break in play during the Lord's bicentenary match between...
  • Andrew Strauss takes up Middlesex role April 1, 2014

    London: Former Middlesex and England captain Andrew Strauss has joined the county's executive board with immediate effect, the Lord's-based club announced on Monday. The 37-year-old, who retired from all cricket in 2012, was one of England's most successful recent captains, leading the team to Ashes success at home in 2009 and...
  • Kevin Pietersen lost England's trust: Andrew Strauss February 9, 2014

    London: Kevin Pietersen's England career was ended because of a total loss of trust between him and the team's management, according to former captain Andrew Strauss. The England and Wales Cricket Broad (ECB) announced the end of Pietersen's association with England earlier this week, citing a need for a new "team...
  • Schofield backs England coach Flower December 19, 2013

    Sydney: A key architect of the revival of English cricket on Thursday backed underfire coach Andy Flower after the team meekly surrendered the Ashes to Australia. Ken Schofield, who authored a report on the way forward for England after their 50 Ashes whitewash in 200607, called for Flower to remain in...
  • Atherton hails Broad as Warne and Waugh bemoan Aussie batting November 21, 2013

    London: Michael Atherton said Stuart Broad had thrived on his 'public enemy' status after bowling Ashesholders England into a strong position on the opening day of the first Test against Australia in Brisbane. Broad, jeered by home fans at the Gabba following his refusal to 'walk' in the first Ashes Test...
  • Tendulkar may be god but he worshipped cricket: Strauss November 17, 2013

    London: Sachin Tendulkar might be considered God but the legendary batsman has always worshipped the game of cricket, said former England captain Andrew Strauss in his tribute to the former Indian cricketer on Sunday. "Cricket made him into a god but, ironically, the game of cricket was what he worshipped," the...
  • Andrew Strauss wants no new row with Kevin Pietersen October 11, 2013

    London: Former England captain Andrew Strauss said Friday he didn't want to become involved in a "war of words" with Kevin Pietersen over the Indian Premier League. Strauss retired last year following a series with South Africa where Pietersen was accused of sending derogatory texts regarding his then skipper to...
  • Andrew Strauss goes public over Kevin Pietersen row September 28, 2013

    London: Former England captain Andrew Strauss has lifted the lid on his standoff with Kevin Pietersen that overshadowed his final days as an international cricketer, saying he felt "let down" by the star batsman. And his comments, in Saturday's Daily Mail serialisation of his autobiography, 'My Driving Ambition' placed a question...
  • Andrew Strauss backs Kevin Pietersen as England's ODI mentor September 13, 2013

    Birmingham: Andrew Strauss believes Kevin Pietersen can act as a "mentor" to an inexperienced England one-day side despite his own sometimes difficult relationship with the star batsman. Pietersen was briefly cast into the international wilderness last year after being accused of sending derogatory text messages about then England captain Strauss...
  • Strauss pondering England chief role September 12, 2013

    Birmingham: Andrew Strauss on Thursday said he will decide "in the next couple of weeks" whether he wants to apply for the post of the England and Wales Cricket Board's managing director of cricket. The position, which carries responsibility for the overall running of England's national teams, is set to become...
  • Strauss backs England to punish troubled Aussies June 28, 2013

    London: Former England captain Andrew Strauss believes his country have never been stronger favourites to win the Ashes after Australia's descent into chaos in recent weeks. Strauss, who masterminded back to back Ashes triumphs in 2009 and 2011 before retiring last year, has been stunned by the turmoil gripping the Australia...
  • Andrew Strauss hopes Kevin Pietersen saga is over June 27, 2013

    Andrew Strauss hopes England's Ashes campaign will not suffer any ongoing disruption from the extraordinary chain of events that saw star batsman Kevin Pietersen briefly dropped from the side last season. Pietersen was axed from the England side when, after having made a brilliant hundred against his native South Africa...
  • Strauss wants Kevin Pietersen fit for Ashes May 18, 2013

    London: Former England captain Andrew Strauss said on Friday it was important for the side's Ashes prospects that star batsman Kevin Pietersen regained full fitness. Pietersen is currently sidelined with a knee problem and in his absence England struggled to 232 all out in the first innings of the first Test...
  • Strauss awarded MCC honorary life membership February 4, 2013

    London: Former England captain Andrew Strauss was on Monday awarded honorary life membership of the MCC, the prestigious English institution responsible for safeguarding the game's rules. Strauss, 35, guided England to consecutive Ashes victories over Australia in 2009 and 2011 before announcing his retirement from all forms of cricket in August...
  • KP return may cause further problems, warns Strauss October 23, 2012

    London: Andrew Strauss, who stepped down as England Test captain in August, has said that the reconciliation between Kevin Pietersen and other England players will not be easy and that it could lead to further problems in the dressing room. "It [reconciliation] will be difficult," Strauss told the Guardian. One of...
  • Andrew Strauss joins ICC cricket committee October 11, 2012

    London: Former England captain Andrew Strauss has returned to cricket following his shock retirement after accepting a role with the International Cricket Council on Thursday. Strauss stunned the sport when he retired in August in the aftermath of the Kevin Pietersen row, which coincided with England losing their position as the...
  • Pietersen and ECB reach an agreement October 3, 2012

    London: South Africa born England batsman Kevin Pietersen has reached an agreement with the England Cricket Board (ECB) over his future as an international player, the ECB confirmed on Wednesday. "The ECB and Kevin Pietersen confirm that agreement has been reached concerning a process for his reintegration into the England team...
  • Root hopeful of making Eng squad for India tour September 17, 2012

    London: Yorkshire batsman Joe Root hopes to be included in the England squad for their tour to India after winning the Cricket Writers Club's Young Cricketer of the Year award on Monday. Root has been tipped as a potential replacement for retired skipper Andrew Strauss at the top of the England...
  • Squad delay gives Pietersen hope of recall September 13, 2012

    Birmingham: Kevin Pietersen could resume his England career during the tour of India after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed that Thursday's planned squad announcement had been put back until Tuesday at the earliest. Pietersen, England's most talented batsman, remains in international exile following a series of flareups...
  • Cook says Pietersen row must be resolved September 6, 2012

    Nottingham: England captain Alastair Cook has said the international future of Kevin Pietersen needs to be "resolved" in the next few weeks. Pietersen has been in England exile since being dropped following the second Test against his native South Africa in Leeds last month. Officials, already frustrated by rows over...
  • Strauss retirement has left a huge void: Lee September 2, 2012

    London: Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee said Andrew Strauss had left a "huge void" in the England team following his retirement from all cricket. England's then Test captain bowed out on Wednesday, citing declining form as his main reason for calling time in his career. But 35yearold opening batsman Strauss...