How Well Do You Know Andrew Strauss?

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With England's iconic batsman set to retire from international cricket, we take a look back over his career. How well do you know Straussy?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    It all started in 1977 when Mr and Mrs Strauss gave birth to little Andrew. Where was he born though?
    • A. 

      Johannesburg

    • B. 

      Cape Town

    • C. 

      Zimbabwe

    • D. 

      Durban

  • 2. 
    After catching the selector's eye, Straussy made his international bow in November 2003, when he was selected to play a One Day International against South Africa. What cap was he though?
    • A. 

      160

    • B. 

      170

    • C. 

      180

    • D. 

      190

  • 3. 
    And his Test debut followed shortly afterwards in 2004. Who was it against though?
    • A. 

      New Zealand

    • B. 

      South Africa

    • C. 

      Australia

    • D. 

      West Indies

  • 4. 
    The 2005 Ashes saw Strauss and the rest of the England team become overnight (well, over five weeks) heroes. What was Straussy's batting average over the series?
    • A. 

      25.60

    • B. 

      32.40

    • C. 

      39.30

    • D. 

      44.40

  • 5. 
    With injuries to the usual captains, Strauss was given the job for the first time for the fifth One Day international against India in 2006. What was strange about the match?
    • A. 

      It was abandoned without a single delivery

    • B. 

      India's batsmen refused to take the field until the umpire changed the ball

    • C. 

      The scoreboard showed the wrong score for the whole England innings

    • D. 

      England were warned for taking too long over their drinks breaks

  • 6. 
    Strauss was given the Test captaincy leading up to the 2007 Ashes, and started off his reign at his favourite ground Lords. What was his highest score in that first Test?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      51

    • C. 

      98

    • D. 

      128

  • 7. 
    He was handed the full time captaincy of England in 2009, ahead of the Ashes series in England. Who did he run out in the deciding fifth Test that secured the urn for England?
    • A. 

      Ricky Ponting

    • B. 

      Michael Clarke

    • C. 

      Mike Hussey

    • D. 

      Simon Katich

  • 8. 
    Finally, what did Strauss score in his final Test appearance for England a few weeks ago?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

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