Andrew Flower

Team Southern Redbacks Southern Redbacks
Role Wicket Keeper
Born Apr 28, 1968
Nationality United States United States
Nickname Andy/Petals
Team History
Southern Redbacks Southern Redbacks 2003 - present
Essex County Cricket Club Essex County 2002 - 2006
Marylebone Cricket Club Marylebone 1996 - 2005

**Andrew Flower ** was born in Cape Town in South Africa. He is a former international cricketer for Zimbabwe team and at present is the team director of the England team.

Andrew Flower played cricket from his high school days through most of his career along with his brother, Grant Flower. Andrew is known as one of the best wicket keeper batsmen and made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in New Zealand in 1992. A good spin player, he made 540 runs in test series against India in 2000-01.

Flower played around 63 matches, scoring 4794 runs at an average of 51.54. His top test score was 232 and scored 12 centuries and 27 half centuries. He took 151 catches and 9 stumpings. With right to ODIs, he played 213 matches, scoring 6786 runs at an average of 35.34. he scored 4 centuries and 55 half centuries with top score of 145. He bowled 30 balls and caught 141 catches with 32 stumpings.

In first class cricket, he played 223 matches, scoring 16379 runs, with an average of 54.05. He scored 49 centuries and 75 half centuries and his top score was 271. He bowled 629 balls taking seven wickets and at an average of 38.57. Between 1992 and 2003, he played in 63 test matches and 213 ODIs as a wicket keeper and also as a batsman for Zimbabwe team.

Nearing the end of his career, Andrew attained international recognition in 2003 along with team mate Henry Olonga. Both of them wore a black armband in a Cricket World Cup match protesting against the policies of the government of Zimbabwe which was led by Robert Mugabe. This act led to pressure from the government and Andrew’s retirement from his cricket team. Later on, he played an English county cricket season for Essex and a domestic season for South Australia.

Career highlights

He is the only one of the twelve coaches at a competition who played in List A Twenty20 cricket and appeared in 21 games for Essex between 2003 and 2006. In 2009, he got appointed as the England coach. Andrew Flower has captained in 52 ODIs and 20 Tests.

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