Although always an allrounder, he bowled seamers in his early days and his bowling was rated more than his batting. It was in high school, at St. George’s College where he changed to spin bowling. He is rated among the best Zimbabwean cricketers in history for his handy left arm spin and fine batting skills. “Flower Power”, the combination of Grant and his brother Andy Flower, was the mainstay of Zimbabwean batting for a decade.
He was his team’s most successful opening batsman who played the role of anchorman, with strokeplayers coming in down the order. He played a lead role in, arguably, Zimbabwe’s finest Test victory, against a strong Pakistan side. After an impressive start to international cricket, including 82 on his debut against India in October 1992 and an unbeaten double-hundred in Zim’s first ever Test win, in 1997 Flower became the first Zimbabwean to score a double century in both innings of a Test match; playing against New Zealand in Harare, he scored 204 and 251. A year later he scored his 5th Test century, an innings of 156 not out at Queens Sports Club against Pakistan.
In 2004, Grant Flower retired from International cricket after a fall out between the Zimbabwe Cricket Union and the so called ‘rebels’. He would go on to join his brother at Essex in the English league. After a successful career playing county cricket, Grant Flower made a shocking return to International cricket with Zimbabwe in October 2010 for the ODI series against South Africa. He is now the batting coach for Zimbabwe in the turn of the rebels working out out their previous issues with cricket union.