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

Classification : Sports & Leisure
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Hodder Paperbacks
Page Extent : 320
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340840696
Price : 699

About the book
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.

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Andrew Strauss
Andrew Strauss was born in 1977 and spent his early years in South Africa, Australia and England. Strauss wrote his name into the record books when he became only the fourth batsman to score a century...(+)
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