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Andrew Strauss: Coming into Play - My Life in Test Cricket

An incredible rise of prominence in Test cricket

By Andrew Strauss

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Andrew Strauss, England's star opening batsman, gives the inside story on his incredible rise to prominence in Test cricket.

On May 21, 2004, playing against New Zealand, Andrew Strauss wrote his name into the record books when he became only the fourth batsman to score a century at Lord's on his Test debut. He made 112 in the first innings and was only denied a historical second hundred when he was run out on 83 by Nasser Hussain. England went on to beat New Zealand 3-0 before returning to headquarters to welcome the West Indies, Strauss scoring 137 as the hosts laid the foundations for another whitewash. He then raised the bar again when touring the country of his birth, making three centuries in England's first win in South Africa in 40 years.

This sensational start to his international career has ensured that he has been celebrated as a world-class opening batsman, and was voted Wisden's Cricketer of the Year 2005. In THE STORY SO FAR, Andrew Strauss looks back on his early cricketing days and astounding first year in Test cricket, and gives the inside story on what it is like to be part of an incredible England side fighting to overtake Australia as the number one cricketing nation. THE STORY SO FAR also includes his personal story of how England beat Australia in the 2005 Ashes Series, in which he played a major part.

Biographical Notes

Andrew Strauss was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in March 1977. He learned his game at Radley College and Durham University, and became captain of Middlesex in 2003.

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  • ISBN: 9780340840696
  • Publication date: 28 Jun 2007
  • Page count: 320
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
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