Andy Flower

  • James Anderson calls for England players to take responsibility 11-04-2014 09:02 AM

    England pace bowler James Anderson admits he and his team-mates must take more responsibility as they look to bounce back from a woeful Ashes defeat against Australia. Anderson and company will be led by a new coach this season, with the new man set to be appointed next month and...
  • Andy Flower gets new ECB role as technical director 03-03-2014 08:08 PM

    London: Former England head coach Andy Flower was appointed to a new role within the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) hierarchy after officials announced Monday he'd become their technical director of elite coaching. Flower resigned last month as coach of the national side following the team's humiliating 5-0 Ashes...
  • BCCI has not held talks with Flower to coach India: Sanjay Patel 21-02-2014 07:22 PM

    Mumbai: The BCCI on Friday rubbished a report that it had held discussions with former England coach Andy Flower about taking over as the chief coach of the Indian team in place of incumbent Duncan Fletcher following the country's dismal show in South Africa and New Zealand. "That's rubbish. I...
  • BCCI to sack coach Duncan Fletcher? 21-02-2014 01:16 PM

    Questions have been raised over Team India's performance after failing to win even a single match across all formats on their last two tours of South Africa and New Zealand, prompting the BCCI to mull over sacking coach Duncan Fletcher. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, the board...
  • Prior defends himself as Pietersen fall-out continues 06-02-2014 06:06 PM

    London: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has defended himself against allegations that he undermined former coach Andy Flower during the disastrous recent Ashes tour of Australia before turning his back on Kevin Pietersen. Television personality Piers Morgan, a friend of Pietersen whose England career ended this week, suggested on Twitter that...
  • Anti-Andy Flower rant was final nail in Pietersen's England career: report 06-02-2014 01:17 PM

    A crisis meeting of the England squad in Melbourne set in motion a trail of events which culminated in Kevin Pietersen having a showdown with Andy Flower that sealed his fate as an international cricketer, reported Telegraph. According to reports, Alastair Cook and Matt Prior, the captain and vice-captain, called...
  • Ashley Giles to seek England coaching job 03-02-2014 12:06 PM

    Sydney: England limited overs coach Ashley Giles says he will apply for the Test coaching role left vacant by the removal of Andy Flower. Giles told reporters after England's 84-run loss to Australia in the third Twenty20 international he is eager to coach England in all three forms of the...
  • ECB chief hints Ashley Giles will succeed Flower 01-02-2014 12:53 PM

    Melbourne: England Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke hinted on Saturday that Ashley Giles would succeed Andy Flower as Test coach after the former Zimbabwe international quit following their Ashes whitewash. Flower resigned on Friday to allow the team to rebuild after their disastrous tour of Australia, where they lost the...
  • Andy Flower steps down as England cricket coach 31-01-2014 07:30 PM

    Andy Flower quit as head coach of England's Test team on Friday in the wake of a humiliating Ashes whitewash by Australia, ending a five-year reign in which he oversaw the most successful period in the national side's recent history. The Zimbabwean said in a statement released by the England...
  • Pietersen in England's provisional T20 World Cup squad 15-01-2014 11:08 AM

    Kevin Pietersen's Test future may be in doubt but the mercurial batsman was named in England's provisional 30-member squad for this year's Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh on Wednesday. A swashbuckling batsman who polarises opinion, Pietersen was targeted for criticism after England's 5-0 Ashes surrender in Australia despite being the...
  • Prior blames slipping standards for England's 5-0 Ashes defeat 09-01-2014 09:15 PM

    London: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has laid the blame for a 5-0 Ashes thumping in Australia on the team letting their standards slip. In his column for Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper Prior - dropped following the third Test in Perth after poor displays with both gloves and bat - said...
  • Andy Flower slams reports of 'ultimatum' to ECB over Kevin Pietersen 08-01-2014 09:51 AM

    Sydney: Coach Andy Flower on Wednesday dismissed reports that he issued an ultimatum to England cricket chiefs over misfiring star batsman Kevin Pietersen as "totally inaccurate". English media said Flower was ready to quit unless he was given guarantees that the polarising batsman would not be selected to play under...
  • End of an era as humiliated England ponder future 06-01-2014 12:04 PM

    Sydney: Just how an England team that arrived in Perth last October confident of winning a fourth straight Ashes series ended up capitulating 5-0 will be subject of much soul-searching over the next few months. The dispiriting defeat at the hands of an Australia team, which even their most ardent...
  • More pain to come for shattered England, says Andy Flower 06-01-2014 08:36 AM

    Sydney: Coach Andy Flower warned on Monday there was more pain to come in the wake of England's Ashes series meltdown in Australia. Australia completed a 5-0 clean sweep on Sunday, routing the hapless tourists for 166 off just 31.4 overs to carry off a 281-run victory in three days...
  • ECB chief backs Andy Flower, Alastair Cook amid Ashes gloom 04-01-2014 09:09 PM

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board's chief executive, David Collier, has backed England team director Andy Flower and captain Alastair Cook despite the looming prospect of an Ashes whitewash. England were left on the brink of a humiliating 5-0 series defeat on Saturday after Australia dominated the second day...
  • England coach fights off questions about future 30-12-2013 09:14 AM

    Melbourne: Andy Flower on Monday said he will discuss his future with his new boss this week but vowed to fight on as England coach despite facing a 5-0 Ashes whitewash against Australia. Flower admitted to self-reflection after he was repeatedly asked at a press conference about his role and...
  • Andy Flower should stay as England coach, says ECB chief 22-12-2013 07:38 PM

    Under-fire England coach Andy Flower has been backed by the England and Wales Cricket Board's chief executive David Collier to lead them in the next Ashes series in 2015. Flower has watched his side surrender the Ashes to Australia after losing the first three tests in convincing fashion. With two...
  • Schofield backs England coach Flower 19-12-2013 09:38 AM

    Sydney: A key architect of the revival of English cricket on Thursday backed under-fire coach Andy Flower after the team meekly surrendered the Ashes to Australia. Ken Schofield, who authored a report on the way forward for England after their 5-0 Ashes whitewash in 2006-07, called for Flower to remain...
  • Flower faces tough choices to help England bloom again 18-12-2013 11:45 AM

    Melbourne: England's cataclysmic Ashes loss with two Tests to spare has sparked the usual calls for heads to roll in all departments, but confusion reigns as to whether Andy Flower will man the guillotine or put himself beneath the blade. The architect of England's rise to the pinnacle of Test...
  • We're not scared of Johnson, insists Andy Flower 11-12-2013 10:23 AM

    Perth: Coach Andy Flower insists England are not scared of firebrand paceman Mitchell Johnson and that the team's dismal record in Perth will have no bearing on the outcome of the pivotal third Ashes Test. Johnson terrorised the England batsmen in Brisbane and Adelaide, taking his side to the brink...
  • Andy Flower hails Alastair Cook's tactical nous 13-08-2013 07:24 PM

    Chester-le-Street: Andy Flower said on Tuesday that England captain Alastair Cook deserved credit for his tactics after leading the side to an Ashes series win over Australia, despite criticism of his field placings and declarations. Cook has enjoyed some notable triumphs as England captain since taking over from his now...
  • After retaining Ashes, Andy Flower asks for DRS improvement 06-08-2013 02:47 PM

    Manchester: 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. The tough taskmaster does not tolerate ordinary from his team and the performance of the decision review...
  • Fact-file: A statistical look at India v Zimbabwe in ODIs 22-07-2013 02:04 PM

    Ahead of the five-match ODI series starting July 24, we present a statistical overview of India-Zimbabwe matches, including records, achievements and trivia from 1993-2010. Overall, India have played Zimbabwe 52 times in ODI cricket, winning 39 and losing ten matches for a win-loss percentage of 3.90. The two teams have...
  • Flower proud of 'resilient' England 15-07-2013 05:47 PM

    Nottingham: England coach Andy Flower on Monday praised his "resilient" side after their thrilling 14-run win over Australia in the first Test at Trent Bridge. Victory put the Ashes-holders 1-0 up in the five-match series with a quick turnaround before the second Test at Lord's on Thursday. But Flower, not...
  • Flower backs Broad over his 'not to walk' stance 15-07-2013 05:32 PM

    Nottingham: England head coach Andy Flower on Monday backed under-fire Stuart Broad for his refusal to walk when it was clear that he edged the ball to slip on day three of the first Ashes Test. "Stuart Broad, like every other batsman in international cricket, has the right to wait...
  • Andy Flower glad to have Kevin Pietersen back 30-06-2013 09:22 PM

    London: England coach Andy Flower has welcomed Kevin Pietersen back to England duty by saying he's pleased to have the "superstar" batsman in the squad ahead of the defence of the Ashes against Australia. The 33-year-old Pietersen was included on Sunday in the England side playing Essex in a four-day...
  • Brendan Taylor emulates Flower brothers in Bangladesh Test 20-04-2013 07:55 PM

    Harare: Brendan Taylor became just the third Zimbabwean batsman to score centuries in both innings of a Test match as his side registered a handsome 335-run victory over Bangladesh in the first Test at Harare Sports Club. Zimbabwe declared once Taylor had reached the landmark half an hour into day...