Andy Flower
Cricketer
Andy Flower
Andrew "Andy" Flower OBE is a former international cricketer for Zimbabwe and is currently the England coach.
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24 Wedding Pups That Are Just As Cute As Any Flower Girl Or Ring Bearer
Huffington Post - 3 months
Kids make cute ring bearers and flower girls, no doubt, but nothing is quite as adorable as a wedding pup in a bowtie, tutu or flower crown.  Below, 24 canine cuties who helped their moms and dads say “I do.”  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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England coach Peter Moores facing sack - reports
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Peter Moores is set to be sacked for the second time as England coach after Andrew Strauss takes up a new post in the national set-up, several British newspapers reported on Friday. Strauss is the overwhelming favourite to land the newly-created post of England director of cricket, a post created by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) last month following Paul Downton's sacking as managing director. Further evidence that former England captain Strauss was on course to take up the administrative role at Lord's came when he was withdrawn from the Sky television commentary team covering the washed-out one-day international between Ireland and England in Malahide on Friday. If Strauss does take over and Moores is removed from his post, it will mean the coach's second spell in charge will have lasted barely a year since he was brought back in 2014 following England's 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia, which led Andy Flower to step down as coach.
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Zimbabwe performances raise hope of World Cup progress
Yahoo News - about 2 years
By John O'Brien (Reuters) - Almost two decades have passed since the glory days of Zimbabwe cricket and while the current crop of players lack the class of their predecessors, a promising start to their World Cup campaign will raise hopes of a quarter-final berth. Zimbabwe struggled after being granted test status in 1992 but had emerged as a force by the end of the decade with batsmen Grant and Andy Flower, David Houghton and all-rounders Heath Streak, Paul Strang and Andy Blignaut driving them forward.
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Kevin Pietersen's England career ended by ECB
Guardian (UK) - about 3 years
• Pietersen excluded from World Twenty20 squad • ECB express desire to 'rebuild team ethic and philosophy' • Kevin Pietersen: a career in pictures • Poll: was the ECB right to end Pietersen's career? Kevin Pietersen has followed Graeme Swann and Andy Flower out of the England exit door after the winter's disastrous Ashes tour, in his case because of a desire "to rebuild not only the team but also team ethic and philosophy". That was the only explanation provided in a statement released by the England and Wales Cricket Board confirming that Pietersen had not been considered for selection for the forthcoming World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, and will not be considered again. The explanation came from Paul Downton, the former England wicketkeeper who recently succeeded Hugh Morris as the ECB's managing director of England cricket. "Clearly this was a tough decision because Kevin has been such an outstanding player for England as the fact that he is the country's leading run scorer in int ...
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Notts coach eyes England role
Bucks Free Press - about 3 years
Nottinghamshire's Mick Newell would be interested in replacing Andy Flower as England's team director.
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Mind Games Trump Sportsmanship as Ashes Cricketers Go to War
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
Most cricketing commentators have been at pains to say Jonathan Trott's stress-related illness is due to the general pressures of the game and not this particular Ashes series. They doth protest too much. For the nagging, unspoken concern is that Australia's relentless psychological war on the touring side has already taken a toll. No one wants to say it, but from both the standpoint of their dominant First Test win to the pressure verbally put on Trott afterwards, Australia has wrested a harsh advantage in the mind games that have long been a crucial component of any Ashes series. Hardened campaigners, the likes of Ian Botham and David Gower, will not admit to it because that would only make it worse. But their demeanour is one of worried dads who would like nothing more than to knock a few heads together than watch their boys be cruelly treated. It is shaping up as the most vitriolic contest between the two sides in living memory, with England now blanking the partisan Aust ...
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Cricket: Pietersen able to find long-term happiness
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 3 years
Kevin Pietersen acknowledges his mistakes but insists he has no regrets as he approaches the “surreal” moment of his 100th Test match. England’s most talked-about cricketer will reach a century of caps tomorrow at the Gabba, when Alastair Cook’s tourists begin their bid for a fourth consecutive Ashes series triumph. Pietersen will become just the 10th England player with 100 or more Tests to his name. It all so nearly did not happen, however, for the South Africa-born batsman – because of last year’s breakdown of a working relationship with then captain Andrew Strauss and coach Andy Flower. Only a period of ‘reintegration’ ensured Pietersen’s return for last winter’s tour of India, where he added a historic series victory there and last summer’s Ashes success to his CV. Pietersen addressed a media conference at the Gabba yesterday, for the first time apart from a post-match environment since Colombo 14 months ago, and did not seek to hide away from his lows as well as his highs. ...
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Pietersen knee trouble flares ahead of Ashes
Yahoo News - over 3 years
England have fresh injury concerns ahead of next week's Ashes series opener, with star batsman Kevin Pietersen sent for treatment on a sore knee following a scare over wicketkeeper Matt Prior. Pietersen would have a cortisone injection, coach Andy Flower said, adding that he hoped the pivotal player would feature in England's final warm-up match against an Invitational XI starting in Sydney on Wednesday. Flower added that he was confident that Pietersen, who put off surgery to play in the series, would be fit for the first Ashes Test in Brisbane starting on November 21. "Kevin has had a slight recurrence of that knee issue, and he'll be going to Melbourne for a scan and a cortisone injection -- so he won't be travelling with the rest of the team," Flower said late Saturday.
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Tremlett out to make early Test impression
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Perth (Australia) (AFP) - Towering paceman Chris Tremlett will get an early chance to press for an Ashes Test place as England open their tour Down Under against a Western Australia Chairman's XI in Perth on Thursday. Captain Alastair Cook says a place is up for grabs in England's pace attack behind first-choice quicks Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad and has given the incentive to Tremlett, Steven Finn and Boyd Rankin to go after it. Broad has a back complaint and was left out of the three-day tour opener, which will give coach Andy Flower the chance to see all three of England's giant fast bowlers go head to head. Cook, also troubled by a back complaint, will miss out on the tour opener along with Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Swann with England to be led by wicketkeeper Matt Prior.
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CRICKET-WC2003-ZIM/NAMIBIA
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Zimbabwe Batsman Andy Flowers wears a black arm band 10 February 2003, as a sign of protest against the worsening famine and violence tearing his country, during his team first march vs Namibia in the 2003 World Cup Cricket tournament held in Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe from the 09 Febuary till 23 March 2003. AFP PHOTO Alexander JOE
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Andy Flower quiet over his future
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Andy Flower did not want to speak about his future with England cricket. Flower, who has been in the England job since early 2009, scaled back his workload at the end of 2012 in a bid to improve his work-life balance. While he remains team director in all formats, the day-to-day coaching of the limited […]
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England Coach Flower Wants Changes to Light Rules
NYTimes - over 3 years
England coach Andy Flower has called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to change the regulations regarding bad light after his side narrowly missed out on a dramatic victory in the final Ashes test on Sunday.     
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Wholesale Changes Unlikely for Fifth Test Says Flower
NYTimes - over 3 years
England coach Andy Flower is not willing to experiment with his line-up too much for next week's final Ashes test against Australia even though the hosts have already wrapped up the five-match series 3-0.     
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England's Jubilant Flower Tells ICC to Improve DRS
NYTimes - over 3 years
England coach Andy Flower allowed himself a rare smile after his side retained the Ashes but the decision review system is prompting headaches and he wants the authorities to sort it out.     
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England unchanged for second Ashes Test - ECB
Fox News - over 3 years
England on Monday named an unchanged squad to face Australia in the second Ashes Test, starting at Lord's later this week. The home side got off to the best possible start in the five-Test series, beating the tourists by 14 runs in a thrilling encounter at Nottingham's Trent Bridge on Sunday. National selector Geoff Miller said in an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement that picking the same squad would "provide options" for skipper Alastair Cook and coach Andy Flower. The second Test gets under way at Lord's on Thursday. Squad: Alastair Cook (capt), Joe Root, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Jonny Bairstow, Matt Prior (wkt), Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Jimmy Anderson, Graham Onions, Steven Finn.
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How BG Group sealed the world’s ‘sexiest’ LNG contract
Financial Post - over 3 years
The deal is perfectly legal, but one which serves as a potent warning to Africa’s other gas-exporter hopefuls such as Tanzania and Mozambique to draw up contracts that safeguard their interests even if circumstances change In signing up to buy all of Equatorial Guinea’s liquefied natural gas for 17 years, Britain’s BG Group unknowingly sealed one of the most lucrative LNG deals ever. The 2004 contract generates nearly $1 billion a year for BG, and lets it keep almost all profit from gas it sells at five times the price in Asia, according to trading, legal and industry sources who spoke on condition of anonymity. The deal is perfectly legal, but one which serves as a potent warning to Africa’s other gas-exporter hopefuls such as Tanzania and Mozambique to draw up contracts that safeguard their interests even if circumstances change. It also underscores the dramatic impact which U.S. shale gas has had in recent years, by lowering U.S. demand for energy imports and opening a l ...
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Cricket-England bank on experience for Ashes defence
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Ed Osmond LONDON, July 8 (Reuters) - A battle-hardened and experienced England side go into the five-match test series against a callow-looking Australian team as strong favourites to retain the Ashes. While Australian preparations have been dogged by problems on and off the pitch, Alastair Cook's England have quietly gone about their business, beating New Zealand 2-0 in a warmup series and on Saturday they named a familiar 13-man squad. "This bunch of cricketers have fought a lot of campaigns and won a lot together," England coach Andy Flower said. ...
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Trott sees England gains from 'lose-lose' situation
Fox News - over 3 years
England batsman Jonathan Trott insisted the side had made the best out of a "lose-lose" situation after their Ashes warm-up match against Essex was stripped of its first-class status on the third day of four. Essex saw seamers David Masters and Tymal Mills leave the field Tuesday with Achilles and hamstring injuries respectively before part-time off-spinner Tom Westley was unable to bowl after dislocating a finger fielding at gully. At that point England's batsmen, facing a severely weakened attack, were not getting the sort of preparation coach Andy Flower wanted them to have ahead of next week's first Test against Australia at Trent Bridge. But seamers Boyd Rankin and Reece Topley, left out by England and Essex respectively from their original XIs, were still at Chelmsford and this allowed the pair to be drafted into the county's attack. Such a move immediately stripped the game of its first-class status and ensured the 107 scored by Tim Bresnan and the career best five-wicket ha ...
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Cricket: Prior leads amazing effort as England salvage a draw
Yorkshire Evening Post - almost 4 years
Centurion Matt Prior said he and Monty Panesar channelled the Ashes spirit of 2009 to salvage a draw in the Test series against New Zealand with just a single wicket to spare. Prior’s unbeaten 110 scrambled England to 315 for nine at stumps in the final Test at Eden Park in a tour-de-force rearguard which also featured a near six-hour 75 from Ian Bell, a triumph of self-denial as Stuart Broad batted an astonishing 61 balls before scoring his first run and then number 11 Panesar helping to keep out the last 19 balls. The effort recalled the Cardiff Test in 2009 when Panesar and James Anderson combined to defy Australia. And Prior said he reminded the spinner of that moment as the pair batted out the final three overs. “He was actually really calm,” Prior said. “We mentioned the Ashes, we mentioned Cardiff. He was really chilled out. “My role is to help him with game plans, tell him this is what they’re going to do, this is how they’re going to try to get you out.” He added: “All ...
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Andy Flower quits as England one-day coach; Ashley Giles takes over
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
Ashley Giles has stepped up to become England’s limited overs coach in a shock move which sees Andy Flower remain in charge of just Test cricket.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Andy Flower
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 47
    In 2016 He is appointed as Batting Coach Of Peshawar Zalmi.
    More Details Hide Details In September 2007, Flower became an Ambassador for the children's charity, Hope for Children, and has assisted in raising thousands of pounds for needy children in Zimbabwe and around the world. In July 2011, Flower became an Ambassador for the malignant melanoma support group, Factor 50, having suffered from the illness himself. He underwent surgery to remove a melanoma from his right eye in 2010. In the summer of 2012 Andy agreed to undertake another term as Ambassador to Factor 50. Having run the marathon in April 2012 Andy said “It wasn’t a hard decision for me to continue in my role as Ambassador to Factor 50. They do an excellent job in patient support, fund raising and raising awareness of the dangers of the sun. I wish them continued success in the coming year and who knows, another marathon might be on the cards!”
  • 2014
    Age 45
    From March 2014, he continued his employment with the England and Wales Cricket Board as its 'Technical Director of Elite Coaching', a role that has involved mentoring English county coaches and looking at best practice in coaching and performance in other organisations.
    More Details Hide Details Since July 2014, this role has also encompassed him being head coach of the England Lions team, most recently leading the side on an ODI tour of the UAE in January 2016.
    On 31 January 2014, Flower stepped down as head coach, a position he had held for five years.
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  • 2013
    Age 44
    He also successfully led England to Ashes victory in July–August 2013 winning the test series 3–0.
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    A major blip in his coaching career was the 5–0 drubbing by Australia in November–January 2013 – 2014 Ashes series.
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  • 2011
    Age 42
    On 22 December 2011, he was awarded the 2011 Coach of the Year in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.
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  • 2010
    Age 41
    In November–January 2010/2011 England won the Ashes in Australia by three Test matches to one. Flower was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2011 Birthday Honours for services to sport.
    More Details Hide Details On 13 August 2011 Flower led the England cricket team to become the number one ranked team in terms of test playing countries.
  • 2009
    Age 40
    In the Summer of 2009, during his tenure as team director, England won The Ashes, beating Australia by two Test matches to one.
    More Details Hide Details In May 2010, they won the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.
    On 15 April 2009, following England's Caribbean tour, for which he was installed as interim team director following the departure of Peter Moores, he was appointed full-time team director.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 38
    The Zimbabwean joined up with Peter Moores and the rest of the squad for the first Test match against the West Indies at Lord's on 17 May 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Upon his appointment to this role with the ECB, Flower, having not played that season due to injury, ended his playing spell at Essex, bringing his playing career to a close.
  • 2001
    Age 32
    His aggregate score of 341 in the first Test against South Africa in 2001 is the second highest ever by a batsman on the losing side.
    More Details Hide Details On 7 May 2007, Flower was appointed Assistant Coach of the England team, replacing Matthew Maynard.
  • 2000
    Age 31
    A good player of spin, he made 550 runs in a Test series against India in 2000/01.
    More Details Hide Details This tally came in just four innings and he was only dismissed twice. He is one of the few players to score a century on ODI debut. Towards the end of his career, Flower achieved international recognition when he and teammate Henry Olonga wore black armbands during the 2003 Cricket World Cup match against Namibia to protest against Robert Mugabe's policies. He and Olonga released a statement on 10 February, stating in part: This act led to pressure from Zimbabwe's government and Flower's retirement from Zimbabwean cricket. He later played an English county cricket season for Essex and an Australian domestic season for South Australia. Flower played 63 Test matches for Zimbabwe, scoring 4,794 runs at an average of 51.54 and taking 151 catches and 9 stumpings, and 213 One Day Internationals, scoring 6,786 runs at an average of 35.34 and taking 141 catches and 32 stumpings. He holds the Zimbabwean records for the most Test career runs, the highest Test batting average, and most ODI career runs. He is the only Zimbabwean in the ICC's Top 100 All-time Test Batting rankings at number 31 (November 2013), putting him in the company of Brian Lara (ranked 23), Sachin Tendulkar (29), Steve Waugh (equal 31 with Flower on 895 points) and Rahul Dravid (33).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 23
    Flower made his international debut in a One Day International against Sri Lanka at New Plymouth, New Zealand, in the 1992 Cricket World Cup.
    More Details Hide Details He was Zimbabwe's wicket-keeper for more than 10 years and statistically by far the finest batsman the country has fielded.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    Born on April 28, 1968.
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