Strauss makes shock decision
Andrew Strauss has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, with Alastair Cook confirmed as his replacement as Test captain.
Alongside coach Andy Flower, Strauss has overseen one of England's most successful spells as he skippered the side to a first Ashes series win in Australia since 1986-87.
England followed that up by climbing to the top of Test rankings with a 4-0 series whitewash of India last summer.
However, since reaching the pinnacle of Test cricket, England have struggled under Strauss, losing this winter's series in Pakistan before South Africa knocked England off top spot this summer.
The series defeat to the Proteas was overshadowed by claims team-mate Kevin Pietersen had been sending "provocative" text messages which questioned Strauss's captaincy.
The 35-year-old claims the Pietersen scandal didn't influence his decision to go and claims he felt it was time for a change after 100 Test appearances for England.
"After much thought over the last few weeks, I have decided to step down as England Test captain and announce my retirement from all forms of cricket," said Strauss.
"It has clearly been a tough decision to make, but I believe that it is both in the best interests of the England cricket team and myself to step down at this stage."
The ECB have confirmed Cook will take over as skipper of the Test team, with his first challenge being to negotiate a series in India later this year.