Andrew "Andy" Flower (born 28 April 1968 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a former international cricketer for Zimbabwe and is currently the England team director and will now be involved in team selection.
Flower played from his high school days at Vainona High School, Harare, through to most of his career alongside his younger brother Grant Flower. He is considered to be one of the best wicket-keeper batsmen, alongside players such as AustralianAdam Gilchrist and Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara. Flower made his international debut in a One Day International against Sri Lankaat New Plymouth, New Zealand, in the 1992 Cricket World Cup. He was Zimbabwe's wicket-keeper for more than 10 years and, according to official statistics, by far the finest batsman the country has fielded. A good player of spin, he made 540 runs in a Test series against India in 2000/01. This tally came in just four innings and he was only dismissed twice.