Today the England cricket team beat India by a huge margin, and so replaced India at the top of the world rankings.
Andrew Strauss has been captain of England since 2009.
The chief executive of the International Cricket Council, Haroon Lorgat :
On behalf of the ICC, I would like to congratulate Andrew Strauss, Andy Flower and the whole team for becoming the number-one ranked Test team in the world. I know they were determined to be number-one and through careful planning and a series of clinical performances, they have deservedly achieved their goal. They were clearly the most consistent side in the world over the past few years as evidenced by their 19 out of 30 Test wins and only four loses.At the end of a long series of tributes , a comment by former England player and journalist Vic Marks:
Strauss has done a terrific job as captain, they respect him so much, he's got no ego at all.