Andrew Strauss was persuaded to return to limited-overs worldwide motion and captain England’s tour of the West Indies on today in 2009.
The England and Wales Cricket Board took the choice to place Strauss in complete cost following every week of turmoil, which noticed predecessor Kevin Pietersen resign and coach Peter Moores sacked.
Strauss was not a member of the unique celebration to remain on after the four-Test sequence, having fallen out of favour.
He had final performed a one-day sport for England in April 2007, towards West Indies, in what was Duncan Fletcher’s final match in cost.
But the tumultuous occasions left the choice panel no simple different candidates.
The solely three males from throughout the authentic squad established sufficient within the facet had been Pietersen and fellow former captains Andrew Flintoff and Paul Collingwood – each of whom had problems with their very own and relinquished the function.
“I am delighted to lead the team in the one-day internationals and Twenty20s,” stated Strauss on the time.
“I know I haven’t played an ODI since the end of the World Cup in 2007 but I do feel that I have something to offer in that form of the game.
“Now this situation has been resolved we can now all unite and get about the business of winning cricket matches for England and winning them consistently.”
Strauss introduced his retirement from cricket in August 2012 following 100 Test appearances.
He turned the ECB’s director of cricket in 2015 – leaving the submit after three-and-a-half years – and was knighted in 2019.
In April 2023, it was introduced Strauss, who stood in as interim managing director of England males’s cricket between February and May 2022, would go away his roles as strategic adviser to the ECB and chair of the efficiency cricket committee the next May.