Andrew Strauss – The best 10 moments

England’s rise in Test cricket has been a fantastic team effort all around, with many players playing a massive part in achieving the number one status before the South Africans cruelly deposed them of their title on home turf. The writing was on the wall for captain Andrew Strauss after the 2-0 defeat to the Proteas following a run of poor form and the incident regarding Kevin Pietersen and this ultimately persuaded the skipper it was time to go.

Strauss has led England to some great victories during his time in charge and marched his team out on 50 occasions of his 100 hundred tests. Winning 24 of those games in charge, he is second only to Michael Vaughan as England’s most successful captain and thanks to his 7,037 runs at an average of 40.91, Strauss will be remembered as one of the best servants English cricket has ever seen. The captaincy will now pass to Alistair Cook and to remember his predecessor, we take a look back at ten of Straussy’s greatest England moments:

England vs. South Africa – Top TEN moments

With the England South Africa test series underway, Andrew Strauss’s men are looking to defend their status as the number one test team in the world. Their opponents are the main challengers to England’s spot on top of the world though and Graeme Smith will fancy his chances of leading his boys to an away series win. The summer should see some fantastic cricket between two fantastic sides and to celebrate the series ahead, we take a look at ten of the best England South Africa moments: