Grant Flower

Country: Zimbabwe
Born: December 20, 1970, Salisbury (now Harare)
Height: 5ft 10in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Allrounder

Grant Flower Bio

Grant William Flower, born on December 20, 1970, in Salisbury (now Harare), Zimbabwe, is a former cricketer who represented his country at the highest level. As an accomplished top-order batsman, Flower started his career as an opener before later shifting to the number six position in one-day internationals. Known for his stoic temperament and ability to construct long innings, he also possessed the power to hit the ball with immense force when the situation demanded it. Furthermore, Flower’s exceptional fielding skills in close proximity to the wicket and his reliable left-arm spin bowling in limited-overs cricket cemented his reputation as a versatile player.

Flower’s international journey began with a bang as he notched an impressive 82 runs on his Test debut against India in October 1992. In the early months of 1995, he achieved a momentous milestone by scoring an unbeaten double hundred against Pakistan, leading Zimbabwe to their first-ever Test victory. However, over time, his averages in both formats of the game slightly declined.

In 2003, following the retirement of his brother, Andy Flower, Grant was entrusted with the responsibility of opening the batting during the England tour. Unfortunately, despite a match-winning innings of 96 not out in the NatWest Series at Trent Bridge, he struggled to guide his team out of challenging situations.

Grant Flower’s influence extended far beyond his performances on the field. In 2004, during the dispute between the Zimbabwe Cricket Board and the rebel players, he emerged as a determined spokesperson for the latter, fearlessly voicing his opinions. Later that year, he announced his retirement from international cricket and ventured into county cricket, signing a contract with Essex. Continuing the Flower legacy at the club, he enjoyed six fruitful seasons, leading Essex to three one-day trophies and a T20 title between 2005 and 2010.

Following his successful stint with Essex, Flower returned to the Zimbabwean cricketing scene, making a brief international comeback with two One Day Internationals against South Africa. Additionally, he donned the captain’s armband for the Mashonaland Eagles and led them to victory in the domestic T20 tournament during the 2010-11 season.

Post-retirement, Grant Flower found his calling as a batting coach, utilizing his extensive knowledge and experience to assist various national teams. He held coaching positions with Zimbabwe, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, working closely with batsmen to enhance their technical skills and mental resilience.

Grant Flower’s illustrious career is punctuated by numerous achievements and contributions to the sport. His ability to adapt his batting position and excel in different roles exemplifies his versatility as a player. Whether through his exceptional batting, agile fielding, or insightful coaching, Flower has left an indelible mark on Zimbabwean and global cricket.

Grant Flower Career Stats

Grant Flower Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 67 123 6 3457 201* 29.54 10013 34.52 6 15 349 16 43 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 221 214 18 6571 142* 33.52 9723 67.58 6 40 - - 86 0
FC 188 318 25 10898 243* 37.19 - - 23 58 - - 174 0
List A 366 345 37 10758 148* 34.92 - - 13 69 - - 140 0
T20s 61 47 11 723 61 20.08 651 111.05 0 2 77 3 17 0

Grant Flower Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 67 60 3378 1537 25 4/41 8/104 61.48 2.73 135.1 2 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 221 156 5462 4225 104 4/32 4/32 40.62 4.64 52.5 2 0 0
FC 188 - 12511 5605 166 7/31 - 33.76 2.68 75.3 - 3 0
List A 366 - 8962 6725 188 4/32 4/32 35.77 4.5 47.6 3 0 0
T20s 61 24 358 473 24 3/20 3/20 19.7 7.92 14.9 0 0 0

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