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Famous English cricket players: Andrew Flintoff

by on February 21, 2011
in England, Profiles

 Famous English cricket players: Andrew Flintoff

  • Flintoff commenced his career as an all rounder and made his debut from English cricket team in ODI in 1999 against Pakistan cricket team.
  • With 141 one day international performances Andrew Flintoff scored 3 centuries and 18 fifties summing up to an aggregate score of 3394 runs with 123 being his highest in an innings.
  • Flintoff’s bowling has always been superb and has 169 wickets to his name with 2 five wicket hauls.
  • Flintoff has played 79 test matches and has scored 3845 with 167 being his highest score. He made 26 fifties and 5 centuries in test cricket format.
  • Andrew retired after a small career of ten years which was after his knee surgery when he developed “deep vein thrombosis” and was declared unfit to play further.
  • His performance has been pretty inconsistent subject to injuries and criticism and has not been able to perform in all the world cups in his tenure.
  • He played just one world cup i.e. 2007 ICC cricket world cup and was very useful for his side in taking wickets at crucial stages of the match.
  • He was among the winning squad in the Ashes series of 2006-07.
  • Andrew faced a lot of fitness trouble and which eventually led to criticism on his part.

Highlights of player profile:

  • Flintoff holds the record for third highest wicket taker in ODI with 168 wickets. He is also the 13th highest wicket taken with 219 wickets in test cricket. 
  • He is the 9th English highest run scorer in one day internationals with a total of 2975 runs. 
  • Flintoff has set the record for most sixes for England, breaing Iab Botham’s record of 67 with a six off Chawla’s ball.
  • One of the most distinguished feature of Flintoff’s test career is that he is the seventh player to bat all five days of a test match. This feat was achieved in Mohali where he also broke maximum six record. 

He has retired from all sorts of cricket now and is busy getting himself treated. Many people believe that Andrew Flintoff is the best cricketer ever playing from England Cricket Team. 

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