Finn: Strauss will be big loss
England fast bowler Steven Finn admits Andrew Strauss will be a big loss, describing his former captain as "an inspirational leader".
Strauss announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in a press conference on Wednesday, calling time on his three-and-a-half year stay as England skipper.
The 35-year-old captained his country in 50 of his 100 Tests and scored 7,037 Test runs at an average of 40.91. He led England to the top of the world Test rankings for the first time and was the second-most successful skipper behind Michael Vaughan.
Finn played alongside Strauss at Middlesex before earning a call-up to the Test team. He hailed Strauss' impact on the side, saying he played a major role in England's ascent up the rankings.
"It's obviously disappointing to see Straussy leave us as captain and leave cricket altogether," said the tall paceman.
"He's achieved so much in an England shirt and been such an inspirational leader for the group and for me personally."