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Last Updated:  Monday, 30 December, 2002, 10:45 GMT

Grant Flower
Grant Flower
Born: 20/12/70
Team: Mashonaland
ODI debut: 25/10/92
Past World Cups: 1996, 1999

Right-handed batsman
Left-arm spin bowler

Flower has never blossomed in the World Cup.

Despite playing a key part in securing Zimbabwe's place in the 1992 tournament, a broken arm shortly before the competition curtailed his involvement.

And in the subsequent campaigns, despite playing a full part, he has never scored a 50.

Following the last World Cup, Flower suffered a loss of form and has since moved down the order in an effort to recapture former glories.

It paid dividends with more than 1,000 runs in 2001 and he will be hoping that it signals a change in fortune at the main event on home soil.

He also gives his captain options in the field and will doubtless play a prominent role as a bowler in the middle of the innings.





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