ANDY FLOWER

  • Graham Gooch rubbishes Kevin Pietersen allegations about Andy Flower, Matt Prior October 15, 2014

    London: Former England captain Graham Gooch has rubbished Kevin Pietersen's views in his controversial autobiography about former coach Andy Flower and wicketkeeper Matt Prior and also urged England players led by Alastair Cook to break their silence on the issue in a broader manner. "Kevin Pietersen is entitled to have his...
  • Former ECB chief slams Kevin Pietersen bullying claims October 13, 2014

    London: Kevin Pietersen's controversial allegations of bullying within the England team have been slammed by former England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive David Collier. Pietersen used his autobiography, which went on general sale on Thursday, to make a series of incendiary claims against a number of figures within the England...
  • Kevin Pietersen blames Andy Flower for 'choking' England October 9, 2014

    There were many villains in the England dressing-room but none was bigger than coach Andy Fowler, Kevin Pietersen said as he launched a fresh attack on the man he blames for master-minding a covert operation to get rid of him. Forty-eight hours of Flower-bashing did not seem enough to satisfy Pietersen...
  • English cricket rocked by Kevin Pietersen's allegations October 8, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen was made to wait eight months before having his say on the termination of his turbulent international career with England. The wait is over - and the ramifications of his response are rocking English cricket. The sports agenda in England is being dominated by the fallout from the release of...
  • Andy Flower always wanted to get rid of me, says Kevin Pietersen October 7, 2014

    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen claims Andy Flower was a power-crazy coach, who presided over a regime of bullying and "had it in for me" throughout his five-year reign in charge of the national side. Pietersen, who played in 104 tests, has been highly critical of Flower and many of his...
  • Kevin Pietersen claims 'bullying' hurt England dressing room October 6, 2014

    Dumped England batsman Kevin Pietersen has slammed his former team managers for allegedly allowing a culture of 'bullying' to develop and claimed coach Andy Flower and wicketkeeper Matt Prior were behind an orchestrated campaign to oust him. In an interview with Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper on the launch of his autobiography,...
  • No way back for Kevin Pietersen, says England cricket boss April 19, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen's hopes of reviving his international career appeared to end on Saturday when England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) managing director Paul Downton said there was "no way back" for the star batsman. Pietersen, England's leading run scorer across all formats, was sensationally axed from the national set-up following the...
  • James Anderson calls for England players to take responsibility April 11, 2014

    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 charged...
  • Andy Flower gets new ECB role as technical director March 3, 2014

    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 series...
  • BCCI has not held talks with Flower to coach India: Sanjay Patel February 21, 2014

    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 am...
  • BCCI to sack coach Duncan Fletcher? February 21, 2014

    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 is...
  • Prior defends himself as Pietersen fallout continues February 6, 2014

    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 the...
  • AntiAndy Flower rant was final nail in Pietersen's England career: report February 6, 2014

    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 vicecaptain, called an...
  • Ashley Giles to seek England coaching job February 3, 2014

    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 84run loss to Australia in the third Twenty20 international he is eager to coach England in all three forms of the game. Flowers...
  • ECB chief hints Ashley Giles will succeed Flower February 1, 2014

    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 Test...
  • Andy Flower steps down as England cricket coach January 31, 2014

    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 fiveyear 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 and...
  • Pietersen in England's provisional T20 World Cup squad January 15, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen's Test future may be in doubt but the mercurial batsman was named in England's provisional 30member 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 50 Ashes surrender in Australia despite being the highest...
  • Prior blames slipping standards for England's 50 Ashes defeat January 9, 2014

    London: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has laid the blame for a 50 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 players...
  • Andy Flower slams reports of 'ultimatum' to ECB over Kevin Pietersen January 8, 2014

    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 January 6, 2014

    Sydney: Just how an England team that arrived in Perth last October confident of winning a fourth straight Ashes series ended up capitulating 50 will be subject of much soulsearching over the next few months. The dispiriting defeat at the hands of an Australia team, which even their most ardent supporters...
  • More pain to come for shattered England, says Andy Flower January 6, 2014

    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 50 clean sweep on Sunday, routing the hapless tourists for 166 off just 31.4 overs to carry off a 281run victory in three days...
  • ECB chief backs Andy Flower, Alastair Cook amid Ashes gloom January 4, 2014

    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 50 series defeat on Saturday after Australia dominated the second day of...
  • England coach fights off questions about future December 30, 2013

    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 50 Ashes whitewash against Australia. Flower admitted to selfreflection after he was repeatedly asked at a press conference about his role and the...
  • Andy Flower should stay as England coach, says ECB chief December 22, 2013

    Underfire 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 tests...
  • Schofield backs England coach Flower December 19, 2013

    Sydney: A key architect of the revival of English cricket on Thursday backed underfire 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 50 Ashes whitewash in 200607, called for Flower to remain in...
  • Flower faces tough choices to help England bloom again December 18, 2013

    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 cricket,...
  • We're not scared of Johnson, insists Andy Flower December 11, 2013

    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 of...
  • Andy Flower hails Alastair Cook's tactical nous August 13, 2013

    ChesterleStreet: 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 retired...
  • After retaining Ashes, Andy Flower asks for DRS improvement August 6, 2013

    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...
  • Factfile: A statistical look at India v Zimbabwe in ODIs July 22, 2013

    Ahead of the fivematch ODI series starting July 24, we present a statistical overview of IndiaZimbabwe matches, including records, achievements and trivia from 19932010. Overall, India have played Zimbabwe 52 times in ODI cricket, winning 39 and losing ten matches for a winloss percentage of 3.90. The two teams have...