Former England captain Andrew Strauss has been knighted for his esteemed services to England cricket over the years. The 42-year-old collected the prestigious knighthood for his tremendous achievements at Buckingham Palace.
The former opening batsman captained England for their first Ashes victory away from home in decades with a 3-1 win in the 2010-11 series. Having amassed 7,037 runs across a stellar career with an average of 40.91, Strauss bowed out of international cricket in 2012 with 100 appearances in the longest format.
Following his illustrious cricketing career, Strauss proved to be an ace administrator after assuming the role of director of cricket for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). He spearheaded England’s white-ball transformation, which eventually culminated in their maiden World Cup win in 2019.