Sky Cricket Podcast: Andy Flower on skippering Zimbabwe in Captain's Log series
Last Updated: 22/05/19 2:28pm
Andy Flower reflects on his two stints as skipper of Zimbabwe, the differences between captaincy and coaching, and his "death of democracy" political stance against Robert Mugabe's government that brought an end to his playing career.
In the latest episode of our Captain's Log podcast series, Flower talks to Sky Sports' Charles Colvile about what it was like to lead cricket's great 'underdogs' of the 1990s...
- Memories of Zimbabwe's inaugural Test match, a draw against India in 1992
- His first tour as captain, against a Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis inspired Pakistan, and Zimbabwe's first ever Test win against the same opposition in 1995 - Flower's "proudest moment"
- Stepping down after a disappointing 1996 World Cup
- England's tour in 1996-97, and Bumble's "we flippin' murdered them" comments after the drawn Test in Bulawayo
- His reappointment as captain in 1999 and the pay dispute that disrupted their tour of England in 2000
- The role of politics in Zimbabwe cricket
- The 'death of democracy' stand with Henry Olonga at the 2003 World Cup that ended his international career
- The different challenges posed by captaincy and coaching