Andrew Flintoff

Former English international cricketer Andrew Flintoff, popularly known as "Freddie Flintoff," is one of the best all-rounders cricket has ever seen. He is now an English television and radio host. Since his early years, Freddie has been compared to the famous "Sir Ian Botham," and he was on the verge of greatness when injuries slowed him down.

Personal Information

Born: 6 December 1977 Nationality: England
Years Active: (1998-2009) Birth Place: Preston, Lancashire
Height:6ft 4in Role: All-rounder
Batting Style: Right-handed Bowling Style: Right-arm Fast

Andrew Flintoff’s Journey


Colin Flintoff, Flintoff's father, was a plumber, a factory maintenance worker, and the cricket team captain for Dutton Forshaw's second XI. His mother’s name was Susan. Flintoff attended Ribbleton Hall High School and Greenlands Community Primary School (subsequently renamed City of Preston High School). 

At the age of 14, he made his first trip overseas to Argentina. 

In March 2005, Flintoff and Rachael Wools got married in London's Knightsbridge neighborhood. They have four kids. On his left shoulder, he has tattoos named after his wife and kids.

First Appearance

At Trent Bridge, Flintoff made his Test debut in 1998 against South Africa. He was only able to score 17 runs while taking one wicket in the game. By the end of the game, England had won by 8 wickets.

He played his first ODI against Pakistan in Sharjah a year later. Despite a valiant 50-run effort under pressure, Flintoff could not save England's defeat. He had to wait until the return tour to South Africa in late 1999 to rejoin the team after being released following his debut series.

Ascend to Glory

During the 2003 New Zealand tour, Flintoff displayed his best form. After scoring his first Test century, he kept up his strong play and amassed 423 runs against South Africa at an incredible clip.

Despite not having many wickets in hand, Flintoff has remains an important component of the bowling attack. His first five-wicket haul was during England's excellent triumph over the West Indies in 2004 when he finished with scores of 5/58 at Bridgetown. During England's 2004 tour of New Zealand and the West Indies, he amassed 603 runs and 24 wickets.

Low Point

In preparation for the West Indies tour of England, Flintoff made a comeback for a couple of games with Lancashire. However, he re-injured his ankle and was unable to play in the first Test, which began on May 17, 2007. He missed the entire Test and One-Day series against the West Indies and was also ineligible for the ensuing Test series with India after undergoing another procedure on the same ankle.

During the 2007 World Cup, Flintoff was embroiled in trouble after he was seen drinking alcohol. The incident was afterward referred to as the Fredalo incident.


Flintoff was declared the captain of the England cricket team in February 2006 when vice-captain Marcus Trescothick and skipper Michael Vaughan were ruled out of the opening Test match against India. Flintoff then made the announcement that he would remain in India for the duration of the Test series.

Andrew’s Record

Following his 1998 debut, he quickly established himself as a key member of the England team. In the 2005 Ashes, he was declared England's "Man of the Series." Later, he led the team as both vice-captain and captain.

In one-day international cricket, Flintoff is fourth highest wicket-taker for England with 168 wickets, and he ranked fourteenth with 219 wickets in test cricket. As far as English players are concerned, Flintoff owns the record for most sixes. During a Test match's five days, Flintoff is the seventh player to bat continuously.


Flintoff made the decision to retire from the game in 2009 as a result of several injuries and controversies.

In August 2009, he got five wickets in his final ODI against the West Indies and his final Test against Australia, which England won by 25 runs.

After consulting with medical professionals, Flintoff announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on September 16, 2010.

Career Statistics

Sir Ian Botham of this generation- Andrew Flintoff, an all-rounder player whose presence contributes to the game’s popularity in the country in the 21st century. He was a passionate bowler and a powerful batsman. However, sometimes he felt hesitant while facing high-caliber spin.

Matches: 141 Run Scored: 3394
Batting Average: 32.02 Top Score: 123
100/50-3/18: 0/0/0 Wickets: 169
Matches: 7 Run Scored: 76
Batting Average: 12.67 Top Score: 31
100/50-0/0: 0/0/0 Wickets: 5
Matches: 79 Run Scored: 3845
Batting Average: 31.78 Top Score: 167
100/50-5/26: 0/0/0 Wickets:226

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