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Grant Flower named Pakistan batting coach

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May 15, 2014

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Zimbabwe batting coach Grant Flower, Ahmedabad, World Cup, February 20, 2011
Grant Flower has over three years' experience as batting coach with Zimbabwe © AFP
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Grant Flower, the former Zimbabwe batsman, has been named Pakistan's batting coach for two years. The appointment comes little more than a week after Waqar Younis returned as the head coach as Pakistan overhauled their national team management.

Flower was recommended by the coach selection committee comprising Moin Khan (chief selector), Intikhab Alam (director domestic cricket operations) and Haroon Rashid (director game development). He will start in August, just before the Sri Lanka series.

Flower, 43, was Zimbabwe's batting coach for over three years starting October 2010, and was a key player for his country in a lengthy career that included 67 Tests and 221 ODIs. He had applied for the Pakistan batting coach job last year as well but was not appointed.

Pakistan's batting has been one of their major weaknesses in recent years, and the PCB had turned to former greats like Inzamam-ul-Haq, Javed Miandad and Zaheer Abbas to bring about improvements. Pakistan had also hired Australian Trent Woodhill for a brief two-month stint last year, but had decided to do away with the post earlier this year when Moin was named head coach. With former fast bowler Waqar now in charge, the PCB decided to appoint a mentor to the batsmen.

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Posted by fkhawaja on (May 19, 2014, 7:00 GMT)

i hope he can adjust in a all pakistani dressing room and support staff .....

Posted by   on (May 17, 2014, 20:25 GMT)

Very good choice, no pakistani batting legend can prove to be a good coach incl miandad, inzi, yousaf etc. Successful coaches in the world are not necessarily great players. have a hert please.

Posted by Big_Chikka on (May 17, 2014, 15:29 GMT)

nice guy.............but totally wrong choice.....if it was going to be a flower it should have been the other one....................

Posted by Diaz54 on (May 17, 2014, 7:27 GMT)

Please understand pak supporters being a good player does not necessarily equate to being a good coach. None of the Pak great players are good verbal advise is no good!!

Pak batsmen have serious mental and technical flaws.....which cannot be sorted just by talking. What's more worrying though is how they get through the system with the flaws!

Posted by   on (May 17, 2014, 4:05 GMT)

@PakCricZindabad araay yaar all of those players have over 5 years playing with big stars and big teams and all over the world. level 3 coaching accreditation is that an ICC Pakistan we do as we need . They should dump the accreditation stuff and hire an experienced performed , earned his cricket batsman to coach Batting not a foreigner who WE will have to coach for 5 years to understand our system , attitude , people and culture . We have players who have everything . Best to coach our bunch .

Posted by PakCricZindabad on (May 16, 2014, 20:38 GMT)

@Nauman Siddiqui. What you have said, is very honest and true. Unfortunately, none of the players you listed have at least a level 3 coaching accreditation and a minimum of five years experience working with top cricketers. Basically they can only give advice & do word of mouth coaching. They will not be able to tackle technical things.

Pakistan is an international team, & they need top coaches.

Posted by afzal501 on (May 16, 2014, 16:59 GMT)

Pakistani fans need to understand, that you don't need to be a good player to be a good coach, just look at fletcher and any flower both from Zim. In football most of the big coaches were never good enough players but became world class coaches. People who wanted Inzy as a coach need to understand he doesn't have skills to be a coach he is very laid back and doesn't communicate well.

Posted by   on (May 16, 2014, 16:27 GMT)

where is muhammed yousuf....

Posted by   on (May 16, 2014, 16:13 GMT)

we miss the point that Eshan CHeema made so eloquently. Pakistani mentality is about aspiring to our demigods and leaders. Imagine Shahzad, Akmal, Shaoyb any of this younger lot displeasing Inzi. They would have thrown their hearts out to stick around the crease.

Inzi was to me one of the best batsman of the last 20 years. His stubbornness, aggression, ignoring all external influneces at the crease and tenacity is what made him great. That is what these kids needed. A demigod in the middle and someone they are far too scared to displease.

Silly mistake

Posted by   on (May 16, 2014, 16:08 GMT)

Grant Flower is not what these guys needed. He has an average in 29's has not even played a 100 tests.

Posted by   on (May 16, 2014, 15:54 GMT)

Unbelievable. Another foreign coach who deos not even communicate in the teams thinking language let alone understand the psychological , national and ethical issues of the team. Preposterous and unjust to the talent available at home . If The People in charge keep ignoring the talent at home and appointing people from other countries then our talent will either find other options or offer their services to other countires like Wasim , Azhar ,Mushtaq and many more. Whats wrong with Saeed Anwar , Inzimam ul Haq , Mudassar Nazar , Mohammad Yousuf , Mohsin Khan , Asif Mujtaba , Basit Ali , Aamir Sohail , Ijaz Ahmad etc. etc. Some service to Pakistan and Cricket this is.

Posted by android_user on (May 16, 2014, 15:15 GMT)

pak pak pak . they have more batting powerhouse dan othrs. y hiring people from outside.? there will b communication gap. pak had player like mohhmad yusuf n inzi .any of dem are far better dan any foreign coach

Posted by Syed_imran_abbas on (May 16, 2014, 10:37 GMT)

Good luck to coaching staff.. I hope they can a good combination and understand to put pakistan team in winning streaks

Posted by android_user on (May 16, 2014, 10:23 GMT)

i think we have way batter bating people for the job in our country like younis khan,he have batter teqnique great personality and batter understanding of our bating issues but .but politics in PCB have no place for a patriot.goodluck G flower...

Posted by   on (May 16, 2014, 10:21 GMT)

Inzi would have been a better choice and would have gelled well with Waqar

Posted by   on (May 16, 2014, 10:13 GMT)

Batting technique has been changed over the years. In batting friendly conditions like Asia, stroke play makes an average batsman look awesome while in bowling conditions like England, SA and Australia, application of batting techniques is really important. Positive attitude in even bowling condition is advantageous. Pakistan is doing good in tests as they first go to secure themselves and once they save tests then they go for winning it. Pakistan's approach towards choosing Grant as batting coach is almost similar. I think they are looking more towards drawing and winning test matches. With their current schedule ahead and world cup coming, I personally believe that they should have gone towards an aggressive option like Inzamam ul Haq. Anyways, good luck to Pakistan Cricket team and Pakistan Cricket. I think people in charge of current situation are thinking better than us.

Posted by   on (May 16, 2014, 9:57 GMT)

At last some fine decision taken by PCB, but hopes Flower doesn't have so called communication problem like Watmore.

Posted by haqster499 on (May 16, 2014, 9:57 GMT)

Remember Pakistani fans, as sheryrar Khan wrote in his book, great batsmen do not neccesarily make great coaches.

If Viv Richards, Miandad taught let's say Ahmed Shahzad will he become like them? The problem with great cricketers coaching - is that they expect others to become good like them easily - not realizing the natural talent that they themselves possess that cannot be taught.

Hard working average cricketers usually make better coaches -- Woolmer, Kirsten, Tom Moody etc.

Posted by SharryBoomboom on (May 16, 2014, 8:12 GMT)

I think its a good move by PCB but the doors are always open for critics in Pakistan, here we need to give some time for new setup because results always comes after some serious efforts, so be postive and let pray for our team because Boom Boom Pakistan is only Hope for us

Posted by Solid_Snake on (May 16, 2014, 8:10 GMT)

Bring in Andy or Grant or Kristen as a batting coach for Pakistan team..Our batsmen had no technique to begin with,they cannot be improved no matter what coach we bring in..Look at our players..Coming from nowhere & when they get a little fame,they start fighting with their Coaches & act as if they are the best out there.. We as a nation are like that,nobody can change us unless we try it ourselves..We were always aggressive..Lot's of Great Pacers came from this country & many are yet to come from here..But dreaming of having improvement in batting department,well it would always remain a dream...

Posted by   on (May 16, 2014, 7:51 GMT)

Wonderful MOVE by PCB. All the best.

Posted by OverDcovers on (May 16, 2014, 7:09 GMT)

More than coaching PAK selectors need to know whom to play in what format? For example Hafeez is not at all suited for Test Cricket so make a permanent decision for his future as only ODIz/T20 player just like Shahid Afridi who doesn't play in Tests. Similarly Younis Khan has to be made a permanent feature of ODIz just like Tests-with Misbah most likely retiring after WC 2015 we need Younis in ODIz to keep solidity as well as grooming of anyone who takes over as Captain from MIsbah in ODIz. Other than this Younis is the likliest choice for Tests Captaincy after MIsbah departs. With this strategy ONLY Flower can deliver results otherwise he too will be a failure!

Posted by   on (May 16, 2014, 6:49 GMT)

very good decision by PCB... thanks a lot for "featured comment" by kent jones... God bless Pakistan and team Pakistan... they are really a blessed unit... no IPL no international cricket in country... but still surviving superbly in international circuit...

Posted by   on (May 16, 2014, 5:51 GMT)

I am happy with this decision. Now a days cricket is not just like going in the dressing room, and giving a morale boosting lecture or merely telling a player "instead of off-drive, you could have played straight"... The guys who are mentioning Inzi or other Pakistani players, they can be consultants to transfer the international experience but can't be coach. They don't have skill to make strategies separately for different batsman. Waqar is good coach. Mushtaq Ahmad is good as well. With England, not only he helped bowling but also English batsmen to play spin. We need to live with stats guys.

Posted by   on (May 16, 2014, 4:55 GMT)

There must be an option of Liking comments on cricinfo.. I wanted to like the featured comment

Posted by India_boy on (May 16, 2014, 4:31 GMT)

@ALL those who want Pak to have a local coach, their own batting star, are missing a whole point here. Best batsmen do not necessarily translate into best coaches. If batting is about temperament and skills, coaching is about planning, strategising, man-management, diplomacy, tact, long term vision etc. Lots of best batsmen in the world like Sunny, Greg, Sachin, KP and even the great Don have been labelled as selfish. For coaching you need someone who may or may not have been a great bat, but definitely a great mind, a striver, a survivor, a grinder, one with lots pf patience and plan and most importantly conflict resolving. Those qualities were visible in Andy Flower, Kirsten etc and next in line would be Kallis and Chanders. I'm not sure about Andy but he will be far far better than Miandad or Abbas or Inzy. All the best to both the team and the coach!

Posted by   on (May 16, 2014, 3:44 GMT)

This is very bad decision by the pcb. The role of flower as a batting coach is useless because pakistan has so many gifted players which may come as a batting coach like inzamam, miandad,zaheer.In presence these big names why Pcb has chose Flower as batting coach.

Posted by   on (May 16, 2014, 3:12 GMT)

grant good coching for ziM ckt for three year good luck for pak

Posted by Saif_Khan90 on (May 16, 2014, 2:47 GMT)

@Iqtidar. Here we go with the Misbah bashing. Mate, if there were no Misbah in the team, Pakistan would have struggled to get pass the double digits many times. His strike rate is over 70 and he may take some time to get going but he makes runs, when it matters. He has also been the pillar in the team in recent years and helped provide stability and calmness to the team, which was desperately needed. Give the man his due and stop cribbing.

Posted by Saif_Khan90 on (May 16, 2014, 2:41 GMT)

Great decision by the PCB. I wish Grant all the best and I know, he will do a great job. Lastly, you don't have to be a great player, in order to succeed as a coach. Kapil Dev was a great player but he struggled as a coach during his tenure. There are many such examples. So, wait for a bit than you can carry on with your nagging. Cheers.

Posted by   on (May 16, 2014, 2:18 GMT)

Now since we have a batting coach, time will tell how does he transform the batsman mindset from crashing or not scoring even singles, when lose a wicket or two to positive approach. What pak still need is a fielding coach and has to be someone from SA or NZ as their players had a wonderful fielding. Intikhab or Shoaib M have just been giving training which is only good for under-10 cricket team. Over this age players need a serious training which is not possible with pak coaches.There are however best bowling coaches available if we could take advantage of that. With all this coaching, will there be change in the deadly defensive approach of pak batsmen,where they forget to score even singles. Pak has lost 99% of the matches,where Misbah has scored 50 or more. Its not the runs, its the time he stays at wicket making sure he doesn't score and neither does his partner.Thats why he has never scored a century in ODI's coz 50 overs are not enough for Misbah.Will Grant Flower fix this prob

Posted by IAS2009 on (May 16, 2014, 1:52 GMT)

need good coaches at grass root level, players come to national team with bad habits and don't change themselves that is the reason there are no established batsmen since Yousuf and Inzi left, it is rubbish to not have any one replacing them. time will tell what Grant can do. this method has not worked in the past. or we get a natural talent not product of coaching (miracle might happen)

Posted by   on (May 16, 2014, 1:21 GMT)

How is fitness a relevant standard for a batting coach role. It's all about mental conditioning, technique and instilling the right attitude to get Pakistan's batsmen into a better groove. Shutting out Inzi is the stupidest thing (but not the stupidest yet) PCB could have done. Overall fitness ethics would have been taken care of by Waqar Younis as Head COach not the batting coach. Such a poor decision. And what credentials does Grant have to prove he can take up a task of ressurecting batting line-ups with shaky and mercurial attitudes like Pakistani batsmen have?? For all the investment and thought we put into getting right coaches with "pedigrees", this doesn't make sense at all.

Posted by vyseerx2 on (May 16, 2014, 0:07 GMT)

Very interesting decision by PCB. I think Pakistan should always hire their former greats as coaches because only they could communicate with the current batsmen! Most current players barely manage few sentences in English, I wonder how could approach the Coach with a doubt. Also, culturally, Pakistan players are different and it is very unlikely that they would look up to some one from African nation and that too with a modest record.This decision is surely will be back fired.

Posted by Mr.Lock on (May 15, 2014, 23:20 GMT)

Grant brings a fresh perspective to the table. Still I am willing to bet that he cannot help the old gladiators since their habits have been established. The best chance Grant has is to focus on young blood in the team and help them improve. Having said that, he also needs to instill confidence in the team. Most of our guys have psychological problems against the Aussies, the temperament or technique issues are there too but to a slightly lesser degree. Good luck Grant and Good luck Pakistan

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (May 15, 2014, 23:14 GMT)

Good decision ,, It's waqar's choice and in put. This lad got wealth of experience . Hope he'll do good , They ve got good ohh sorry great panel of coaching staff,

No No Complaints , just need results.. Good luck

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (May 15, 2014, 22:23 GMT)

What's the point of him joining the team days before the Sri Lanka series when he could have assessed and worked on the techniques of young Pak batsmen during the ongoing camp in Lahore. A batting coach would have been a lot more handy during the off-season.

Posted by ameen786 on (May 15, 2014, 22:02 GMT)

Good Decision bec Grant flower has good county experience as also he was a good player in middle order and he often open the batting for zimbabwe. Best of luck to him,its good that PCB dint hire Inzi or Yousuf bec they are too much in religious Matter it would have really effect the team training sessions.

Posted by OT12 on (May 15, 2014, 21:12 GMT)

I read a lot of comments about his average and stuff one thing we all have to understand that to be a coach you don't need to be Tendulkar, Dravid, Miandad Inzi or a legend batsman, coaching is a complete different job Flower brothers are very skillful in coaching and it is very imp for us to understand what they bring to the table, a great example here is Bob Woolmer he was not a legend but till date he is the best cricket coach ever to live.. I think this is a very good choice as Grant Flower has a point to prove as well to the world of cricket and what better then to work hard on Pakistan batsmen we all should hope and pray he brings the best attitude out of our young batsmen...

Posted by   on (May 15, 2014, 21:11 GMT)

Wish him best of luck. For those who are criticizing his batting stats, what about Bob Wolmer, Dav Watmore, Richard P etc. You don't have to be great player in order to be a successful coach.

Posted by reason-galore on (May 15, 2014, 20:46 GMT)

there must be a thousand old test batsmen in pakistan who were far far better than grant in their day... why not use them when there is also going to be a serious language gap

Posted by   on (May 15, 2014, 20:41 GMT)

well bob Woolmer wasn't good batsman and his average was so so. but folks tell me honestly wasn't he a good coach.?what about john buchanan . he even didn't play test cricket. but he was the best coach Australia ever had.. coaching is a tough job and coach should be physically fit to work with the boys..lets do his work then we will see. I think waqar and others are not fool who went for grant..anyways wish him good luck. be positive

Posted by   on (May 15, 2014, 20:27 GMT)

Its better to hire Saqlain Mushtaq as batting coach instead Andy, What a blast from PCB, 3rd class player appointed coach for top rated Pakistani team wao. PCB sucks

Posted by   on (May 15, 2014, 20:19 GMT)

@1_234 fawad alam possesses an average of 46.52 and Misbah possesses an average of 44.38. Their averages are the 2nd and 3rd highest batting averages ever by a pakistani batsman (highest being Zaheer Abbas' ave of 47).Anyway, coming to the new coach, Grant Flower's batting average will have nothing to do with his coaching skills. both Flower brothers were exceptionally good batsmen. Politics aside,Andy Flower proved to be an excellent coach for England. Grant Flower has worked with the Zimbabwe team but hardly anything can be judged about G. Flower's coaching prowess by looking at their performances. Hope it proves to be a good appointment for Pakistan.

Posted by ahussain101 on (May 15, 2014, 20:01 GMT)

PCB is kidding..right? it can't be true:0

Posted by android_user on (May 15, 2014, 19:20 GMT)

many people naming many players should know that it was between they ex players who applied for job. cant get dravid or micheal or anwar or many other names which are mentioned in few comments when they are not even interested to do the job. should see the names who applied and compare grant with those names and then we can say which 1 is good.

Posted by fataquie on (May 15, 2014, 19:00 GMT)

I think Pakistan should have got an Indian or Sri Lankan as a batting coach, especially Indian like Dravid or Ganguly. To begin with, they are excellent batters besides knowing the conditions well as well as similar culture and no language barrier.

Posted by McGorium on (May 15, 2014, 18:46 GMT)

@1_234: The truth is, you get what you pay for. If you want Lara (assuming he's interested,) you'd have to pay him a lot more than he's earning now to make him take up a job that requires him to travel around the world for most of the year. And then there's the prospect of having to live in Pakistan for at least some part of the year, which, given the security situation isn't something a lot of folks are keen on. I don't think Pakistan has the kind of big bucks to lure a Hussey, Warne, Andy Flower, and the like. I think they're fortunate to have Grant Flower. At any rate, a coach needn't be a great player. Greg Chappell had a terrible record with India, and Buchanan had a great record with Aus. In the first order, it's all down to the players.

Posted by hkiran1 on (May 15, 2014, 18:24 GMT)

He is good but Dravid would have been ideal for the type of players Pak have.

Posted by r_sid on (May 15, 2014, 18:09 GMT)

Good luck to Grant. My expectation is not high any way. The talent pool is dry - very dry. Pakistan doesn't have a pair of openers, number three, and number six for the longest time. PCB has no long term plan, never had one. A coach can only do so much at the highest level where batsmen are supposed to adjust their techniques not learn it. The lack of institution is also telling. Batsmen with poor fundamentals are on the national team. And they are not seriously challenged by young bucks. Development doesn't happen in a vacuum. It needs the institution with capable people - a far cry in PCB. In the long run Grant will be able to mold some young batsmen but if history is any judge after the Australian series many will be clamoring for his head.

Posted by   on (May 15, 2014, 18:07 GMT)

well flemming and inzi would be a better option.. well what is done is done.. hopefully he does well!!

Posted by 1_234 on (May 15, 2014, 17:54 GMT)

It is like a pakistan batsman will be hired by the australian team to coach their batsmen. Grant flower's test average is about 29 and ODI's average is about 35. Coincidentally, these are the averages of top pakistani batsmen in the current team.

Posted by grahaam on (May 15, 2014, 17:49 GMT)

One day soon it would be nice to see Grant and his brother Andy, back home developing Zimbabwe cricket back to the standards they set as players. This may never happen (sadly) therefore it is nice that other nations are willing to use the obvious discipline and skill that made these brother fine respected cricketers and cricket theory, advisory experts.

Posted by   on (May 15, 2014, 17:34 GMT)

No Stephen Fleming, no Micheal Bevan, no Inzi as always yet another surprise from PCB.....

Posted by   on (May 15, 2014, 17:24 GMT)

Will he help make Pakistan as great a batting side as Zimbabwe are at the moment?

Posted by malepas on (May 15, 2014, 17:08 GMT)

Guys: come off Inzi & Saeed first is physically unfit and 2nd more involved in religious eotk. you don't need to be a top player to be a coach or mentor, Grant has wealth of experience and been a good player himself but on top of that, he has done a proper coaching courses and been involved with English county cricket for many decades, so he is an ideal man to do this job. As for Inzi, well how a man who is not even physically fit to couch professional players, it gives a wrong signal, he was a great player yes, but may not be a good mentor, so PCB done a good job here.

Posted by android_user on (May 15, 2014, 16:59 GMT)

50-50 decision. he has experience of coaching and an ok batsman though not a big name. but we have to see who applied for the job. ex pak players may have issues with politics and more big names in management make it worse. already have moin khan, waqar, mushtaq so a healthy managment. we should hope for the best and i wish him good luck and will hope to see improvement in our youngsters.

so far new board has done some ok decisions. but not good giving 1 man ( moin) 3 roles from coach finder to selector to manager he should be held responsible for any poor show.

Posted by   on (May 15, 2014, 16:23 GMT)

if it were andy i would say ok thats great, but what did grant achieve in batting that he is appointed the batting coach.. he was an average batsman..

Posted by Desihungama on (May 15, 2014, 16:06 GMT)

Finally, seeing sense prevailing within PCB.

Posted by   on (May 15, 2014, 16:05 GMT)

this team is filled with coaches. dedicated coaches for batting, seem bowling, spin bowling, fielding. and all these banti coaches will be supervised by a mega coach. won't be a bad idea to start looking for a wicket keeping coach, thirdman coach, midwicket coach, long off coach and so on ... i wonder where does all this money come from.

Posted by ZeeshanKamal on (May 15, 2014, 15:58 GMT)

What a wasteful decision. Preferring Flower over Inzi, Saeed Anwar is worst. Inzi would be the best choice because we need someone who can teach our batsman how to play aggressive cricket. Both Inzi and Saeed Anwar were aggressive players.

Inzi had one session with Pakistan team before they went to India. And our batting was much better during that tour.

Pakistani batsman have talent. Someone needs to tell them how to stay on the pitch and how to play aggressive cricket without throwing away their wickets.

Flower can't do that but Inzi and Saeed Anwar could

Posted by Taimor-016 on (May 15, 2014, 15:55 GMT)

Well I'm not sad that we couldn't get Inzamam or any other Pakistani as our batting coach. Grant Flower isn't a bad decision either. It will be interesting to see how it works tough in the future.

Now Pakistan team needs bowling coach. Everything else looks settled for Pakistani team and management at the moment.

Posted by ispaewbi on (May 15, 2014, 15:35 GMT)

What an unusual decision just before WC. Have to wait and see.

Posted by   on (May 15, 2014, 15:34 GMT)

This is yet to be seen that how well Flower is going to perform as a batting coach, but i'm sure about one thing that he will do better than local men. Any local person would bring in a lot of politics and favoritism. The gentlemen like Miandad, Inzi and Abbas are in no way qualified for batting coach's role, cricket has changed a lot in recent times and any player with on field experience in last 7-8 years would be handy. Flower is a qualified coach and used to be an attacking batsman, I hope he gels well with the team and other coaching staff.

Posted by   on (May 15, 2014, 15:30 GMT)

Things will have to change at the domestic level also. Better pitches, coaching and fitness regiment will ensure, when players make the leap into international cricket, they won't have to do too much catching up. Personally, I am happy with this appointment. In Pakistan, Bangladesh and India, with local coaches there tends to be favoritism and politics. Under Flower, such issues won't crop up. Lastly, the talent is there in Pakistan but what is needed the most is some positive mindset/outlook, consistency in team selection and no favoritism. Good luck.

Posted by android_user on (May 15, 2014, 15:27 GMT)

i think its a very good decision. hr has a very good coaching experience while all the great pakistani batsmen are involved in politics so its a good decision

Posted by godshand on (May 15, 2014, 15:10 GMT)

Having a local more talented player would lead to politics. Flower may have had a mediocre record but he would be neutral and hence, able to unite the team better than anyone else from Pak !!!

Posted by   on (May 15, 2014, 15:04 GMT)

I am afraid his batting average in tests and ODIs does not justify him being batting coach. Having said that it is not necessary that batsman with good batting average in tests and ODIs like Javed, Inzimam and Zaheer would necessarily make good batting coach. Let us see what improvement if any, Grant Flower can make to Pakistan batting as it is desperately needed. If batting does not improve to a very high standard Team Pakistan has no chance of winning 2015 World Cup.

Posted by ShabiHasan on (May 15, 2014, 15:04 GMT)

this was the last thing which we expected from PCB. PAKISTANI LEGENDARY BATSMEN ARE MUCH BETTER. Absolutely wrong decison by PCB. Grant flower was a good batsman but I doubt he can sort out pakistani batting problems

Posted by RanaMustansar on (May 15, 2014, 15:03 GMT)

That's too bad decision for Pakistan Cricket Pakistan have more talented batting coach ..

Posted by   on (May 15, 2014, 14:46 GMT)

pakistan has much more talented batsmen than flower... PCB must appoint some local ex batsman...

Posted by android_user on (May 15, 2014, 14:45 GMT)

Are you kidding me...PCB couldn't find a batting coach better than flower.

Posted by xylo on (May 15, 2014, 14:39 GMT)

As long as he does not micro-manage like the other Flower, he will do good. Micro-managing does not bode well with the sub-continent culture.

Posted by   on (May 15, 2014, 14:36 GMT)

Good Luck to him! Best wishes.

Posted by Aroundthelegsgoogly on (May 15, 2014, 14:34 GMT)

Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!

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