Andrew Strauss retires from all forms of cricket
London: Britain Test skipper Andrew Strauss has retired from all form of cricket on Today. His decision to end his 10-year long international career came after his side lost the home series against South Africa 0-2.
The loss also helped South Africa oust England as the number one Test side in the World. ODI captain Alastair Cook would replace him as the Test skipper.
Earlier, English media reported that Strauss was likely to step down on Wed.
It was declared delayed on Tuesday that Hugh Morris, the managing director of the England team, would hold a press conference at Lord`s at noon on Today, which led to media speculation of his resignation.
Under Strauss, England slumped to a humiliating 0-2 defeat at the hands of South Africa, who replaced them on the top of the Test rankings following the defeat. He also struggled to score runs in the series with his best score being 37 in three Tests.
The international future of Kevin Pietersen will also become clearer on Wednesday. He has been sidelined from England action since making 149 in the drawn second Test at Headingley after he admitted sending “provocative” texts to South African players. Some of these were alleged to have been critical of Strauss, Pietersen`s successor as England captain.