Strauss to lead one-day team
Andrew Strauss will lead England in all forms of the game in the West Indies - the limited-overs captaincy will be reviewed after the tour.
Last Updated: 10/01/09 8:33am
Andrew Strauss has been appointed England captain for the entire tour of the West Indies - the one-day and Twenty20 captaincy will be reviewed at the end of the tour.
The England and Wales Cricket Board turned to Strauss following a week of turmoil which saw Kevin Pietersen resign the captaincy and Peter Moores sacked as coach.
Following his appointment as Test skipper on Wednesday, Strauss held further talks with the ECB before it was decided he would captain in all forms of the game in the West Indies.
The Middlesex opener was not originally selected for the one-day leg of the tour and had been out of the limited-overs set-up since the 2007 World Cup.
He averages 31.98 in 78 ODIs and has captained the side on 13 occasions in the 50-over format, winning four times.
The ECB also revealed that there will be no interim coach for the Caribbean trip, which means Strauss will be supported by assistant coach Andy Flower and team operations manager Phil Neale.
Hugh Morris, managing director England cricket, will also accompany the tourists on the 10-week tour, beginning on January 21.
"The selectors feel that it is important to have stability and continuity on the Caribbean tour given the events of the last few days," said national selector Geoff Miller.
"Andrew and I have also agreed that we will review the one-day captaincy at the end of the tour. Andrew is extremely comfortable with that."
Strauss, 31, added: "I am delighted to lead the team in the one-day internationals and Twenty20.
"I know I haven't played an ODI since the end of the World Cup in 2007 but I do feel that I have something to offer in that form of the game.
"Now this situation has been resolved we can now all unite and get about the business of winning cricket matches for England and winning them consistently."
The ECB are hopeful of appointing a permanent coach by the start of the English summer.
But for now the entire current coaching set-up will assist the squad for an assignment which includes four Tests, five one-day internationals and a one-off 20-over showdown.
Morris said: "We have a backroom team with a proven track record. They will all work very closely with Andrew Strauss during this tour with the sole aim of securing success."