Andy Flower turns 52 today

One of the greatest cricketers to have come out of Zimbabwe, Andy Flower celebrates his 52nd birthday on this day.

Updated: Apr 28, 2020 15:57 IST


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Andy Flower celebrates 52nd birthday

Former Cricketer Andy Flower was born on 28 April 1968 in Cape Town in South Africa. He played 63 Tests and 213 ODIs for Zimbabwe. He has scored 11,580 runs of which 4794 in Tests and 6786 in ODIs. He hit 12 centuries in Tests and 4 in ODI cricket during his 11-year career. He also affects 333 dismissals as the team's wicketkeeper.

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Flower has immensely contributed to the Zimbabwe cricket team. He was their best player during their most fruitful phase in the sport. He retired in 2003. After his retirement, he started to coach and continued his contribution to cricket.

In 2007, Flower was appointed as England assistant coach to Peter Moores. he became head coach two years later and then switched to working with the Young Lions in 2014. As head coach, Flower led the team to No. 1 in the Test rankings, title success at the 2010 World Twenty20 and an Ashes series win in Australia in 2010-11.

He ended his association with the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2019 and joined IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab as their head coach in March 2020.