Andrew Strauss quit cricket after a 3 1/2-year stint as England Test captain in which the team attained the No. 1 ranking and beat archrival Australia home and away in Ashes series. He’s replaced by Alastair Cook.
Kevin Pietersen, who was dropped by England’s cricket team because of his criticism of teammates, will be considered for the squad again after apologizing, the England and Wales Cricket Board said today.
England recovered to reach 267-3 at stumps on the opening day of the first cricket Test against South Africa after losing captain Andrew Strauss on the fourth ball of the match. Alastair Cook got his 20th Test century.