New Delhi, (Jagranpost Network): South-African born, Andrew Strauss will lead England’s charge in the forthcoming World Cup. Elegant left-hander, Strauss is vital for his team at the top of the order and an outstanding first-slip catcher.

Strauss provides England, the much needed stability around the big-hitters in the squad.

Technically sound, Strauss announced himself in the international arena with a magnificent ton at Lord’s in his debut game. England’s star batsman captains a well balanced side which looks in great form.

Even though, England lost the ODI series in Australia, following a historic Ashes win, Strauss feels that team has all the potential to beat the best teams in the competition.

Strauss, who believes in leading the team from the front, is instrumental in England’s success, holds the team together and inspires his fellow mates to put their best foot forward.

Skipper Strauss in combination with coach Andy Flower, has pumped in new life into the team and transformed a struggling English outfit to a formidable group which have set thier eyes on being World No.1.