Grant Flower

Zimbabwe|Allrounder
Grant Flower
INTL CAREER: 1992 - 2010
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Full Name

Grant William Flower

Born

December 20, 1970, Salisbury (now Harare)

Age

53y 63d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

Playing Role

Allrounder

Height

5ft 10in

Education

St George's College, Harare

RELATIONS

(brother)

Other

Coach

Grant Flower was an experienced top-order batter who began his career as an opener but then slipped down to No. 6 after success there in one-day internationals. He had the stubborn temperament needed to play long innings, but could be a powerful hitter when required. He was also a brilliant fielder anywhere close to the wicket, and a handy left-arm spinner in white-ball cricket, although his bowling action was questioned occasionally. After an impressive start to international cricket, including 82 on his Test debut against India in October 1992 and an unbeaten double-hundred in Zimbabwe's first Test win, against Pakistan early in 1995, his average in both forms of the game gradually crept down. Asked to open the batting on the 2003 England tour after his brother Andy's retirement, he failed to lead his side out of trouble - though he did make a match-winning 96 not out at Trent Bridge in the NatWest Series. During the dispute between the Zimbabwe board and the rebel players in 2004, Flower emerged as a spokesperson for the latter, speaking his mind with courage. Later that year he announced his retirement from international cricket and signed a contract with Essex, where Andy had already established himself. Flower spent six successful seasons with the club, guiding them to three one-day trophies and a T20 title between 2005 and 2010. After that Flower returned to Zimbabwe and made a brief international comeback, playing two ODIs against South Africa, and captaining Mashonaland Eagles to the domestic T20 title in 2010-11. Thereafter, he worked as a batting coach, for Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Grant Flower Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests6712363457201*29.541001334.5261534916430
ODIs221214186571142*33.52972367.58640--860
FC1883182510898243*37.19--2358--1740
List A3663453710758148*34.92--1369--1400
T20s6147117236120.08651111.0502773170

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests676033781537254/418/10461.482.73135.1200
ODIs221156546242251044/324/3240.624.6452.5200
FC188-1251156051667/31-33.762.6875.3-30
List A366-896267251884/324/3235.774.5047.6300
T20s6124358473243/203/2019.707.9214.9000
Grant William Flower

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Recent Matches of Grant Flower

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Int XI vs Asian XI13--12-May-2012TorontoOTHERT20
Eagles vs Rhinos0*--21-Nov-2010HarareT20
Eagles vs Tuskers0--20-Nov-2010HarareT20
Eagles vs Tuskers29--14-Nov-2010HarareT20
Eagles vs Rocks20/1313-Nov-2010HarareT20

Photos of Grant Flower

Pelting rain can't stop Sri Lanka's batting coach Grant Flower from having a run
Grant Flower gives some throwdowns during a Pakistan training session
Grant Flower watches Umar Gul bowl during a practice session in Lahore
Asad Shafiq has a chat with Grant Flower
Grant Flower addresses the media in Lahore
Zimbabwe batting coach Grant Flower