Grant Flower doesn’t see Inzamam-ul-Haq as Pakistan coaching rival

Grant Flower, the former Zimbabwe batsman, doesn’t consider Inzamam-ul-Haq as a competitor for the Pakistan batting job.

The 43-year-right handed former Zimbabwean batsman, has confirmed he has applied for the role of batting coach with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The team’s former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq is also in the race.

“I don’t consider Inzamam as my rival,” Flower said. “Inzi was a great batsman and is a good coach and it is up to the PCB to appoint the right candidate.

“”There are lot of players who have applied for the job and it is going to be a big competition,” added Flower, who has yet to be interviewed for the role.

“Relatively, the situation is lot better and we see positives (in working in Pakistan),” he added about the security issues in the country. “My family will back me if I am appointed to work as a coach in Pakistan.”

Grant Flower’s elder brother Andy Flower was also England coach. Interestingly, both brothers registered centuries in the same innings against Pakistan (at Harare, 1995) and their team won the Test by an innings. In the same Test, Inzi’s 71 runs was not enough to save the follow-on.

Bipin Dani

A Civil Engineer by profession, Bipin is also a senior cricket journalist in India.
He has toured UAE, Sri Lanka, Morocco and Malaysia, to name a few, and contributes to a large number of newspapers in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
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