Andrew Strauss' decline as Test batsman and captain: in numbers
The England captain has failed in recent years to match his heroics from the 2009 Ashes Series, when he finished the year with an average of 53.27.
Under pressure having not produced a century for over a year, Strauss then hit two in the Test Series against the West Indies in 2012 with scores of 122 and 141 in the 1st and 2nd Tests. His form though disappeared in the recent series against South Africa, top-scoring with 37 and opening the door for discussion on his future following the scandal with Kevin Pietersen ahead of the 3rd Test.
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Despite failing to re-capture the heights of 2009, Strauss finishes his Test career with an average of 40.76 after 50 matches, which leaves him above the other two England captains to reach 50 Tests - Michael Atherton (54 matches, Ave. 40.58) and Michael Vaughan (51 matches, Ave. 36.02).