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Strauss named ODI, T20 captain too

Andrew Strauss has been named as England captain for the one-day series and the one-off Twenty20 match against the West Indies after being offered the Test captaincy for the tour following Kevin Pietersen's resignation.

cricket Updated: Jan 10, 2009 11:51 IST

In a major decision, Andrew Strauss has been named as England captain for the one-day series and the one-off Twenty20 match against the West Indies after being offered the Test captaincy for the tour following Kevin Pietersen's resignation.

Strauss, who has not played ODI cricket since the 2007 World Cup 20 months ago and was not initially picked in the 15-man limited-overs squad for the West Indies tour, was appointed to lead the team to stabilise the dressing room atmosphere.

"The selectors feel that it is important to have stability and continuity on the Caribbean tour given the events of the last few days," said England's Chief Selector Geoff Miller.

"Andrew and I have also agreed that we will review the one-day captaincy at the end of the tour. Andrew is extremely comfortable with that," he added.

Strauss was named skipper after Pietersen quit as the captain following his fall out with coach Peter Moores, who has also been sacked by the England and Wales Cricket Board. England Cricket Managing Director Hugh Morris said: "We have a backroom team with a proven track record. They will all work very closely with Andrew Strauss during this tour with the sole aim of securing success in the Test, ODI and T20 matches."