27 Facts About Andy Flower


Andrew Flower was born on 28 April 1968 and is a Zimbabwean cricket coach and a former cricketer.


Andy Flower was Zimbabwe's wicket-keeper for more than 10 years and is, statistically, the greatest batsman the country has produced.


Andy Flower was widely acknowledged as the only Zimbabwe batsman of proper test quality in any conditions.


Andy Flower became the second foreign coach in the team's history.


Under his tenure, Andy Flower led the Multan Sultans to their first-ever playoffs in the 2020 season.


Andy Flower served as assistant coach to Kings XI Punjab for IPL 2020 and 2021 before joining Lucknow Super Giants as the head coach.


Andy Flower was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and starting from his high school days at Oriel Boys' High School and Vainona High School played most of his career alongside his younger brother Grant Andy Flower.


Andy Flower made his international debut in a One Day International against Sri Lanka at New Plymouth, New Zealand, in the 1992 Cricket World Cup.


Andy Flower is one of the few players to score a century on ODI debut and became the first player ever to score a century on ODI debut in a World Cup match.


Andy 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.


Andy Flower holds the Zimbabwean records for the most Test career runs, the highest Test batting average, and most ODI career runs.


Andy Flower is the only player to score an ODI hundred on debut in a world cup match.


Andy Flower has the record for the most matches to score his second ODI ton after scoring a century on debut, when he did it in only in his 150th ODI.


Andy Flower holds the record for the highest ever test score posted by a wicketkeeper batsman in an innings of a test.


Andy Flower is the first and only wicketkeeper batsman to have a batting average of 50 in test cricket.


Towards the end of his career, Andy 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.


Andy Flower later played an English county cricket season for Essex and an Australian domestic season for South Australia.


On 7 May 2007, Andy Flower was appointed Assistant Coach of the England team, replacing Matthew Maynard.


Andy Flower was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2011 Birthday Honours for services to sport.


On 13 August 2011 Andy Flower led the England cricket team to become the number one ranked team in terms of test playing countries.


On 31 January 2014, Andy Flower stepped down as head coach, a position he had held for five years.


In September 2007, Andy 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, Andy Flower became an Ambassador for the malignant melanoma support group, Melanoma UK, having suffered from the illness himself.


Andy Flower underwent surgery to remove a melanoma from his right eye in 2010.


Andy Flower met his wife Rebecca, who is English, when playing in England.


Andy Flower has spoken about the adverse impact of time away from his family due to his cricket career.


The Daily Mirror reported in 2013 that Andy Flower had become a British citizen.