Grant Flower Biography
Grant Flower is a former Zimbabwean cricketer and a former ODI captain. A right-hand batsman who also bowled left arm spin bowling skills, Flower was born in Salisbury on 20 December, 1970.
Grant started his cricket along with his brother Andy at North Park School, where he was also educated.
During his early cricket days, his bowling skills outweighed his batting skills.
At the age of 19, he played in the 1990 ICC tournament, where the winner would participate in the 1992 World Cup.
Flower made his Test debut against team India in 1992. Grant scored 82 runs in the first innings. He was a gifted player for ODI cricket and made his ODI debut in the same year.
Rise to Glory
In the year 1997, Grant Flower became the first Zimbabwean to score a century in both innings of a Test match."Flower Power", the partnership of Grant and his brother Andy Flower, was the central component of Zimbabwean batting for a long time.
The dispute between the rebels and the Zimbabwean Cricket Union which led to the retirement from international cricket in 2004.
The Zimbabwean star has scored seven Test centuries and six ODI centuries.
Post his retirement Flower involved himself as a coach. He also served as the batting coach of Pakistan cricket team, apart from being involved with the Zimbabwean National Team.