|England Captain Andrew Strauss announces retirement|
England test team captain Andrew Strauss has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket with immediate effect. The 35-year-old left-hand batsman is retiring after a cricketing career which lasted for 14 years. Strauss has lead his team to two Ashes cup victories and earned the No 1 ranking in the ICC test team rankings list.
England's ODI captain Alastair Cook will be replacing Andre Strauss in test cricket as well. Strauss has played 100 test for his team in which he had captained the side 50 times. Strauss has played 124 ODIs and four Twenty20 internationals for his side. Andrew Staruss' tons include 21 in tests and six in one day internationals.
While announcing his retirement to the press, Strauss said, "After much thought over the last few weeks, I have decided to step down as England Test captain and announce my retirement from all forms of cricket."
"It has clearly been a tough decision to make, but I believe that it is both in the best interests of the England cricket team and myself to step down at this stage."
Andrew Strauss thanked the players from Middlesex, England team, coaches and support staffs who have supported him throughout his career.