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About Andy Flower

Andrew "Andy" Flower (born 28 April 1968 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a former international cricketer for Zimbabwe and is currently the coach of the English Cricket team.

Andy Flower Timeline

  • February 5, 2011: Andy Flower reveals that he will urge ECB against arranging any more energy-sapping ODI marathons like the ongoing seven-match series against Australia.

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Stuart Broad's sister keeps a 'third eye' on Oz team
The England cricket team's video analyst Gemma Broad spent large parts of Australia's time in the field taking footage of the side's attack in the tour opener at Grace Road.

Flower to decide on playing Dernbach's following his close friend's death
Andy Flower must make an emotional decision on Jade Dernbach's ability to play for England against the West Indies following his close friend Tom Maynard's death.

Cook says England 'ready to move on as a team' following Pietersen's abrupt ODI exit
Miffed over Kevin Pietersen's abrupt exit from all forms of one-day international cricket, England's ODI skipper Alastair Cook has said that even though the world class batsman will be missed, the side will move on as a team.

Gayle slams ECB over ruling out 'best batsman in team' Pietersen from T20s
West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle believes England has made a big mistake by refusing to allow South Africa's Kevin Pietersen to continue playing Twenty20 cricket.

'Gloomy' Flower hopes KP doesn't regret choice to quit ODIs, T20s in future
England coach Andy Flower has expressed his sadness over Kevin Pietersen's decision to quit the shorter versions of cricket, and hopes the South Africa born batsman doesn't regret his decision in future.

Bell will replace Pietersen as opener in England's ODI team
Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell will replace Kevin Pietersen as Alastair Cook's opening partner in the England's ODI team.

Strauss 'unperturbed' over disharmony fears in team following KP, Anderson incidents
England captain Andrew Strauss has said he is not worried over fears that the harmonious environment in the dressing room might get disturbed following Kevin Pietersen and Jimmy Anderson related incidents.

Flower says Anderson was rested over fears of him 'snapping physically and mentally'
England coach Andy Flower has claimed that in-form fast bowler James Anderson was rested because he feared that he would snap physically and mentally.

Flower 'lays down law' to maintain 'detached' coach-player relationship
England coach Andy Flower has warned his players to respect his decisions, keeping enough of distance between himself and the squad to be able to make the tough calls, and makes no apology for it.

Broad set for England chop, following in 'disappointed' Anderson's footsteps
England is planning to rest Stuart Broad at Edgbaston this week after resting a disappointed Jimmy Anderson, who wanted to play in the third Investec Test against West Indies.

Pietersen must prove commitment to Test cricket following shorter form exit: Vaughan
Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes Kevin Pietersen must prove his commitment for Test cricket to Andrew Strauss and coach Andy Flower.

ECB fines Pietersen for Twitter attack on commentator Knight
England cricketer Kevin Pietersen was fined for launching a Twitter attack on Sky News cricket commentator Nick Knight, which the England Cricket Board deemed "to be prejudicial to the interests of the ECB and a breach of the England player conditions of employment in relation to clauses regarding public statements."

Windies coach Gibson masterminding plan to topple England by their own methods
West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has said he would like to utilize his experience as England's bowling coach against them in their three-match Test series, starting on May 17 at Lord's.

Pietersen close to becoming England's most prolific centurion in Test cricket
England batsman Kevin Pietersen is close to becoming an England legend, as he only needs two more Test hundreds to equal Wally Hammond, Colin Cowdrey and Geoff Boycott's tally of 22 Test centuries for England.

Unimpressed Holding says Oz can't win Ashes with openers like Warner, Cowan
Criticising Australia's Test openers' batting ability, former West Indies great Michael Holding believes that Australia cannot win the Ashes in England next year with David Warner and Ed Cowan at the top of the order.

Strauss denies claims of stepping down as ODI captain due to being henpecked
England Test skipper Andrew Strauss has dismissed claims that he gave up the one-day captaincy because he is henpecked.

England cricket stars batting for good causes
England cricket stars are utilizing their spare time by doing their bit to support various charities, and have no issues in going that extra mile for a good cause.

England spinner Yardy reveals how maniacal depression came to rule his life
Michael Yardy has revealed that he pulled out from an England match due to depression, which took place six months before he quit the World Cup.

Flower hopes 'unfinished article' England keeps Lankan lesson in mind for India series
England head coach Andy Flower hopes that his team would keep the lessons they learnt during the Sri Lanka series in mind for their away Test series against India.

Injured Broad keeping fingers crossed over his 'money-spinning' IPL future
England fast bowler Stuart Broad, who flew back home from their tour of Sri Lanka with a calf injury, has his fingers crossed over whether he will be fit enough to play in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) this season.

Collingwood not impressed by Australia's regeneration
Pouring cold water on Australia's prospects of regaining the Ashes in 2013, England batsman Paul Collingwood has said he has not been impressed by the Australian's regeneration.

England cannot afford complacency to remain No. 1 Test side: Flower
England cricket coach Andy Flower has reckoned that his team cannot afford complacency in 2012 if it is to remain the No.1 Test side.

Pietersen reveals how he was snubbed when asked to be made ODI captain
England middle order batsman Kevin Pietersen has revealed how he offered to be England's one-day captain last summer - only to be snubbed in favour of Alastair Cook.

Swann still doesn't think Pietersen is captaincy material
England off-spinner Graeme Swann cannot understand the fuss being made about his autobiographical revelation that Kevin Pietersen is not captaincy material.

Samit Patel pulled out of IPL auction to improve England Test chances
England all-rounder Samit Patel withdrew from the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction to focus his efforts on winning a place in the national Test side.

Ashes hero Cook gets MBE
The Queen presented England's Ashes hero Alastair Cook with an MBE for his outstanding performance against Australia during last summer's cricket series.

England coach Flower says he might retire before 2015 World Cup
England cricket coach Andy Flower has expressed doubts about whether he will continue till the 2015 World Cup.

Simplicity key to success, says Flowers
London, Dec 1: England coach Andy Flower has been awarded the title of coach of the year at the 2011 UK Coaching Awards. London, Dec 1: England coach Andy Flower has been awarded the title of coach of the year at the 2011 UK Coaching Awards.

Aussies sought Flower's services as cricket coach
London, Nov.18 (ANI): Cricket Australia is said to have approached England cricket team coach Andy Flower to become their new coach. London, Nov.18 (ANI): Cricket Australia is said to have approached England cricket team coach Andy Flower to become their new coach.

Flower slams ICC rationale behind 'ridiculous' two-Test Oz, South Africa series
England coach Andy Flower has criticized the International Cricket Council (ICC)'s decision to hold a two-match Test series between Australia and South Africa, saying that the intent behind creating the fixture list has to be addressed.

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