Andrew Flintoff

Andrew Flintoff
Freddie flintoff out side the Royal Garden Hotel London (cropped).jpg
Flintoff in 2009
Personal information
Full nameAndrew Flintoff
Born (1977-12-06) 6 December 1977 (age 43)
Preston, Lancashire, England
NicknameFreddie, The Gravy Master
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
BowlingRight-arm fast
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 591)23 July 1998 v South Africa
Last Test20 August 2009 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 154)7 April 1999 v Pakistan
Last ODI3 April 2009 v West Indies
ODI shirt no.11
T20I debut (cap 2)13 June 2005 v Australia
Last T20I19 September 2007 v India
Domestic team information
1995–2009, 2014Lancashire (squad no. 26)
2009Chennai Super Kings (squad no. 11)
2014/15Brisbane Heat (squad no. 26)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 79 141 7 183
Runs scored 3,845 3,394 76 9,027
Batting average 31.77 32.01 12.66 33.80
100s/50s 5/26 3/18 0/0 15/53
Top score 167 123 31 185
Balls bowled 14,951 5,624 150 22,799
Wickets 226 169 5 350
Bowling average 32.78 24.38 32.20 31.59
5 wickets in innings 3 2 0 4
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 5/58 5/19 2/23 5/24
Catches/stumpings 52/– 47/– 5/– 185/–
Source: Cricinfo, 23 April 2020
Boxing career
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Boxing record
Total fights1
Wins by KO0

Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff MBE (born 6 December 1977) is an English television and radio presenter and former international cricketer.

Flintoff played all forms of the game and was one of the sport's leading all rounders, a fast medium pace bowler, middle order batsman and slip fielder. He was consistently rated by the ICC as being among the top international all-rounders in both ODI and Test cricket.

Following his debut in 1998, he became an integral player for England, and was England's "Man of the Series" in the 2005 Ashes. He later served as both captain and vice-captain of the team.

He retired from Test cricket at the end of the 2009 Ashes series, and from other forms of the game in 2010.[1] He then had one professional boxing fight on 30 November 2012 in Manchester, beating American Richard Dawson on a points decision.[2]

In 2014, Flintoff came out of retirement to play Twenty20 cricket for Lancashire, before being signed by Brisbane Heat to play in the Australian Big Bash League for the 2014–15 season.

Since his retirement, Flintoff has been involved with numerous projects, including designing his own fashion range and becoming the face of the brand Jacamo, winning the first series of the Australian version of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, and being part of Sky One's sports-based comedy panel show A League of Their Own. Flintoff became a presenter of the BBC Two show Top Gear in 2019.

  1. ^ "Andrew Flintoff calls time on cricket career". BBC Sport. 16 September 2010. Archived from the original on 13 May 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2010.
  2. ^ Gilmour, Rod (30 November 2012). "Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff v Richard Dawson: live". The Daily Telegraph. London. Archived from the original on 14 June 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2018.