Making his test debut for England in 2004 he became the only English batsman to score two centuries in an unforgettable Ashes victory over Australia in 2005, and was named as Wisden Cricketer of the Year as a result. In 2009, Andrew was appointed as captain of the England team, and proceeded to join a select group of three players who have won the Ashes both at home and away.
Having retired from cricket in 2012 he has gone on to spend his time as a broadcaster for Sky Sports and a columnist for The Sunday Times before heading back into cricket as Director of Cricket at The England and Wales Cricket Board in 2015. Strauss was an essential part of the winning side at the ICC World Cup at Lord’s in 2019, showing his capabilities both on and off the pitch.
Sir Andrew was awarded an MBE in 2005, followed by an OBE in 2011 and knighted for his services to charity, sport and cricket in 2019.