Andrew Strauss was born on 2 march 1977 in South Africa. He was living in South Africa till the age of 6 years before his family moved to England due to some business ventures. He studies in a boys school in his childhood and was later enrolled to University of Durham for higher education. He started playing cricket at a very young age. While growing up he stayed in Australian and the played cricket with Brett Lee the bowler who went on to become one of the best bowlers of his generation.
He started off his career by playing domestic league with Durham cricket team and later Middlesex in 1996. In his debut match, he scored 83 runs. He, however, couldn't manage to keep his form up and declined in a few months. However, in 2001 he started to play very well and scored 1211 runs in the season making him the top batsman at that time. He continued his form and scored 1202 runs the very next year.
In 2003 he scored more that thousand runs as well. He made 1529 runs in 2003. On top of his performance, he was appointed as the captain of the Middlesex club in 2002. He was so good at that moment that selectors were forced to put him in the senior team. He started his international duty on a very high not hitting a century in the first match itself. He scores 126 runs in the first match of the Ashes and made his place permanent in the team. His impressive performance propelled him to the captain's position for the team.
In 2005 the whole English squad was under pressure as they have won the Ashes since 1980. The team, however, gave an impressive performance and won the series. Strauss made a huge impact with his batting as well as his captaincy. He was given a very proper welcome in his home country after winning the Ashes. He often calls it the best moment of his life. In 2006 his form declined a bit and he was almost at the exit door out of the team but he turned it around and came back giving some impressive performance.
In 2007 England lost the Ashes 5-0 to a strong Australian side that saw the squad overhaul and many senior players were left out from the team. He played a very important role in the English side before talking retirement in 2012. He has been named by the former cricketer Nassir Hussain as the best captain England had in a long long time.
After retirement, he has stayed away from cricket and rarely is seen in the stadium. He is currently enjoying life away from cricket. He is married to his girlfriend Rudy McDonald. He has one son with his wife. He is remembered for his batting and his class. He is also remembered for the leadership that he showed in Ashes and propelled his team to a famous win. He has a huge following on social media such as twitter and facebook. His net worth is around $20 million.
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