Andrew Strauss announces retirement from cricket

England captain Andrew Strauss says that his retirement from all forms of cricket was due to his poor form with the bat and has nothing to do with the recent controversy surrounding Kevin Pietersen.

Strauss says he had made up his mind before the recent series defeat to South Africa and he thinks it is time for the England Test team to "refresh".

The former Middlesex batsman is confident the team is in good hands and is not currently sure of what he will be doing in the future.

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