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Andrew Flintoff

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
England, ICC World XI, Chennai Super Kings
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-Test,ODI | AllRounder
Home country:
England
Born:
December 06, 1977, Preston, Lancashire

Profile

Andrew Flintoff is one of the few genuine all-rounders in world cricket today. Tagged as the next Ian Botham of England, Flintoff is an explosive right-handed batsman and a lethal fast bowler. He is the most intimidating cricketer in world cricket with his hard-hitting batting and intimidating bowling. The initial days in his international career were jolted by inconsistency and injuries. However, he established himself as a cricketer during the 2005 Ashes series where he was named Man of the Series for his all-round skills as England won back the coveted urn. The big Englishman is one of the fiercest strikers of the cricket ball and has the potential to turn the game on its head with his dominating style of batting. The well-built Lancashire all-rounder bowls at a lively pace and frustrates the opponent batsmen with his sharp bouncers and swinging yorkers. With his huge hands, Flintoff is also an excellent slip fielder. 'Freddie' was the skipper of the English side when they were whitewashed in the 2006-07 Ashes. However injuries soon got the better of the big man as he was forced to sit on the sidelines and enjoy the view rather than intimidate the opposition on the field. Since the 2005 Ashes, Flintoff has averaged 28.25 with the bat and 34.68 with the ball in 23 Tests out of the 48 games England played during this period. Both figures signify a dipping ebb when compared to his overall Test record of 31.69 and 32.51. To add insult to injury, he has not managed a century or five wickets in an innings in any series since then. He was purchased for a record sum of 1.5 million dollars at the auction of the second season of the Indian Premier League by the Chennai franchise. Injury again reared its ugly head and he was ruled out after only a handful of matches and less-than-par performances. He was subsequently ruled out of the World Twenty20 2009. Struggling to regain fitness for the Ashes, Flintoff then took a drastic step and announced that he would retire from Test cricket at the end of the 2009 Ashes. He did, however, mention that this move should make him more available for ODIs and Twenty20s, considering his vulnerability to injury. He emphasized his importance in the side by picking up 5 wickets in the second Ashes Test as England took a 1-0 series lead over Australia.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 79 130 3845 9 31.77 62.04 5 26 167
ODI 141 122 3394 16 32.01 88.82 3 18 123
T20 7 7 76 1 12.66 126.66 0 0 31
IPL 3 3 62 1 31 116.98 0 0 24
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 79 137 14951 7410 226 5/58 / 32.78 2.97 11 3 0 403
ODI 141 119 5624 4121 169 5/19 / 24.38 4.39 6 2 0 190
T20 7 7 150 161 5 2/23 / 32.2 6.44 0 0 0 5
IPL 3 3 66 105 2 1/11 / 52.5 9.54 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 52 0 3
ODI 47 0 9
T20 5 0 0
IPL 4 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 11 2 7 0 2 18.18
ODI 14 4 10 0 0 28.57

Career

Span:
Test:
1998-2009
 
ODI:
1999-2009
 
T20:
2005-2007
 
IPL:
2009-2009
Test
Debut:
England Vs South Africa at Trent Bridge, Nottingham - Jul 23, 1998
Last played:
England Vs Australia at Kennington Oval, London - Aug 20, 2009
ODI
Debut:
England Vs Pakistan at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah - Apr 07, 1999
Last played:
England Vs West Indies at Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet - St Lucia - Apr 03, 2009
T20
Debut:
England Vs Australia at The Rose Bowl, Southampton - Jun 13, 2005
Last played:
England Vs India at Kingsmead, Durban - Sep 19, 2007
IPL
Debut:
Chennai Super Kings Vs Mumbai Indians at Newlands, Cape Town - Apr 18, 2009
Last played:
Chennai Super Kings Vs Delhi Daredevils at Kingsmead, Durban - Apr 23, 2009
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