Andrew Strauss to step down as England captain?

Updated: Aug 29, 2012, 11:44 AM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Southampton: England Test captain Andrew Strauss is likely to step down on Wednesday, according to reports in the English media.

It was announced late on Tuesday that Hugh Morris, the managing director of the England team, would hold a press conference at Lord`s at noon on Wednesday, which led to media speculation of his resignation.

Under Strauss, England slumped to a humiliating 0-2 defeat at the hands of South Africa, who replaced them on the top of the Test rankings following the defeat. He also struggled to score runs in the series with his best score being 37 in three Tests.

The international future of Kevin Pietersen will also become clearer on Wednesday. He has been sidelined from England action since making 149 in the drawn second Test at Headingley after he admitted sending "provocative" texts to South African players. Some of these were alleged to have been critical of Strauss, Pietersen`s successor as England captain.