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Andrew Flintoff      

Full name Andrew Flintoff

Born December 6, 1977, Preston, Lancashire

Current age 36 years 139 days

Major teams England, Chennai Super Kings, ICC World XI, Lancashire

Nickname Freddie

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Height 6 ft 4 in

Education Ribbleton Hall High school

Andrew Flintoff
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 79 130 9 3845 167 31.77 6197 62.04 5 26 513 82 52 0
ODIs 141 122 16 3394 123 32.01 3821 88.82 3 18 308 93 47 0
T20Is 7 7 1 76 31 12.66 60 126.66 0 0 7 2 5 0
First-class 183 290 23 9027 167 33.80 15 53 185 0
List A 282 251 28 6641 143 29.78 6 34 106 0
Twenty20 29 27 3 588 93 24.50 406 144.82 0 3 57 27 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 79 137 14951 7410 226 5/58 8/156 32.78 2.97 66.1 11 3 0
ODIs 141 119 5624 4121 169 5/19 5/19 24.38 4.39 33.2 6 2 0
T20Is 7 7 150 161 5 2/23 2/23 32.20 6.44 30.0 0 0 0
First-class 183 22799 11059 350 5/24 31.59 2.91 65.1 4 0
List A 282 9416 6536 289 5/19 5/19 22.61 4.16 32.5 10 2 0
Twenty20 29 25 525 609 30 4/12 4/12 20.30 6.96 17.5 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jul 23-27, 1998 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 20-23, 2009 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Pakistan at Sharjah, Apr 7, 1999 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v England at Gros Islet, Apr 3, 2009 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Australia at Southampton, Jun 13, 2005 scorecard
Last T20I England v India at Durban, Sep 19, 2007 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1995
Last First-class England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 20-23, 2009 scorecard
List A debut 1995
Last List A West Indies v England at Gros Islet, Apr 3, 2009 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds, Jul 14, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Derbyshire v Lancashire at Derby, Jun 25, 2009 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
7, 1/35, 22, 0/42 England v Australia The Oval 20 Aug 2009 Test # 1931
0/58, 74, 0/35 England v Australia Birmingham 30 Jul 2009 Test # 1928
4, 1/27, 30*, 5/92 England v Australia Lord's 16 Jul 2009 Test # 1925
37, 1/128, 26 England v Australia Cardiff 8 Jul 2009 Test # 1922
19, 2/16, 1/4 England XI v Warwickshire Birmingham 1 Jul 2009 FC
93, 2/32 Lancashire v Derbyshire Derby 25 Jun 2009 T20
0/29, 5 Lancashire v Leics Liverpool 22 Jun 2009 T20
12, 2/60, 54, 0/12 Lancashire v Hampshire Liverpool 17 Jun 2009 FC
4/47, 3, 2/30, 0 Lancashire v Durham Chester-le-Street 11 Jun 2009 FC
0/50, 16 Super Kings v Daredevils Durban 23 Apr 2009 T20
Profile

Future generations might look at Andrew Flintoff's career figures and wonder what all the fuss was about. In Tests he averaged 31 with bat, and 32 with ball. For all the talk of fearsome fast bowling, only three five-fors featured among his 226 wickets. His one-day figures were good without being outstanding, and his Lancashire ones nothing special. But what the stats don't show is his presence, and the uplifting effect that Flintoff at his finest had on his team-mates, and crowds.

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Timeline
    • August 24, 1995
      Duck on debut
    • June 21, 1998
      Nudging the selectors
      • Hits 61 off 24 balls at Old Trafford, including 34 off an Alex Tudor over, to help Lancashire chase 250 set by Surrey. The teams have scored 146 and 151 in the first innings. This innings comes a fortnight before the Old Trafford Test against South Africa, and Wasim Akram, the Lancashire captain, says Flintoff would already be playing Tests had he been born in Pakistan.
    • July 23, 1998
      Slow start
      • On Test debut against South Africa at Trent Bridge, claims Jacques Kallis
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Best Performances
    • 135 not out v Surrey, The Oval, 2000
      • This is the summer where his weight has become a major issue, but Flintoff lets his bat do the talking with a thunderous innings that steers Lancashire to victory in the quarter-final of the NatWest Trophy. His hundred comes in 88 balls as he rips the Surrey attack to shreds. David Gower, who is doing TV commentary for the match, says: "We have just watched one of the most awesome innings we are ever going to see on a cricket field."
    • 95 v South Africa, The Oval, 2003
      • The innings that makes everyone believe Flintoff has finally become the match-winner England crave. Three Tests earlier he has slammed 142 at Lord's, but in a long-since lost match. However, at The Oval he changes the course of the series. After Marcus Trescothick's career-best 219, England edge ahead of South Africa's 484, but the odds still favour a draw - enough to give South Africa the series. Then, with Steve Harmison for company, Flintoff opens his shoulders in thrilling style. One six off Makhaya Ntini finishes in the pavilion, and by the time he is bowled by Paul Adams he has scored 95 off 104 balls, and added 99 for the ninth wicket; and the momentum had swung decisively England's way.
    • 5 for 58 v West Indies, Barbados, 2004
      • Flintoff has been England's most consistent bowler for three years now, but hasn't yet taken a decisive haul. In his 32nd Test, though, he breaks the barrier as England march towards their historic series win. Operating in the "dream team" attack alongside Steve Harmison, Simon Jones and Matthew Hoggard, Flintoff builds up a fearsome head of steam. He removes Lara for 36, and later adds Ridley Jacobs and Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the same over. West Indies recover with a solid bowling performance themselves, but Flintoff takes two in second innings, too, as they are bowled out for less than 100.
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Nov 30, 2012

Andrew Flintoff after his fight, Manchester, November 30, 2012

Andrew Flintoff after his fight

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Nov 30, 2012

Andrew Flintoff won his first professional boxing fight on a points decision, Manchester, November 30, 2012

Andrew Flintoff won his first professional boxing fight on a points decision

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Nov 29, 2012

Andrew Flintoff poses with his opponent ahead of his debut bout as a boxer, Manchester, November 29, 2012

Andrew Flintoff poses with his opponent ahead of his debut bout as a boxer

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 1997

Walter Lawrence Trophy 1999

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2004

ICC One-Day Player of the Year 2004

PCA Player of the Year 2004

ICC Player of the Year 2005

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2005

PCA Player of the Year 2005

Awarded the MBE in 2005

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