Ultimate XI ODI Profile: Andrew Flintoff

By Sports Desk May 29, 2020
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Andrew Flintoff’s one-day figures were good without being outstanding but it was his presence that had the biggest impact on his teammates and crowds.

He was always a correct, powerful batsman, even though he was sometimes hesitant against quality spin.

He scored 50 on his one-day international debut against Pakistan at Sharjah in 1999. The following year, he hit 84 in just 60 balls as England began their tour of Pakistan with victory in the opening one-day international at Karachi.

With scores of 43, 59, and 123 against the West Indies, 99 against India, and 104 and 106 against New Zealand, 2004 was perhaps Flintoff’s best year playing One-Day Internationals. That year he was named the ICC ODI Player of the Year.

 

Career Statistics

Full name: Andrew Flintoff

Born: December 6, 1977, Preston, Lancashire

Major teams: England, Brisbane Heat, Chennai Super Kings, ICC World XI, Lancashire

Playing role: Allrounder

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm fast-medium

Height: 6 ft 4 in

 

ODI Career (Batting): England (1999-2009)

Mat        Inns        NO       Runs      HS          Ave        BF           SR           100s        50s           4s        6s              

141         122          16       3394       123        32.01      3821       88.82            3          18           308        93                     

 

ODI Career (Bowling): England (1999-2009)

Mat        Inns        Balls       Runs      Wkts       BBI        BBM      Ave       Econ      SR        4w      5w          10w

141          119        5624       4121        169        5/19       5/19      24.38     4.39       33.2        6       2               0

 

Career Highlights

  • 3rd most wickets by an England player (168)
  • Only England player with 3000+ runs and 150+ wickets
  • Amassed 3394 runs at an average of 32.01 in ODIs
  • 1 of 4 England players to take a hat-trick in ODI cricket

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