Strauss: My wife’s death inspired me to guide England to World ...

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Strauss: My wife’s death inspired me to guide England to World Cup win

The past two years have been a rollercoaster for the SA-born cricket director. He tells us about the highs and lows

Scyld Berry

When England’s cricket team won the men’s World Cup for the first time on Sunday, bedlam was not confined to the field at Lord’s.

Up at the top of the media stand, a recently widowed 42-year-old was hugging the other Sky commentators and his two young sons.

Andrew Strauss was born in Johannesburg, and first picked up a bat in Melbourne, but since the age of seven he has become so English that he does a fine line in self-effacement...

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