David Gower

David Ivon Gower, OBE (born 1 April 1957 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent) is a former English cricketer who became a commentator for Sky Sports. Although he eventually rose to the captaincy of the England cricket team during the 1980s, he is best known for being one of the most stylish left-handed batsmen of the modern era. Gower played 117 Test matches, scoring over 8,200 runs, he is thus one of the most capped and highest scoring players in in his country's history. He is also one of England's most capped One Day International players, with 114 matches.

Gower led England during the 1985 Ashes series against Australia, and his team enjoyed success, however Graham Gooch regained the captaincy in 1989 and a strained relationship between the pair contributed to Gower's complete retirement in 1993. Nevertheless, he ended with an impressive record in first-class cricket, having accumulated 26,339 runs at 40.08, and 53 centuries. Following his retirement, Gower became a successful cricket commentator, and on 16 July 2009, was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

Flag of England England Squad 1979 Cricket World Cup Flag of England
Brearley (c) • BothamBoycottEdmondsGoochGowerHendrickLarkinsMillerOldRandallTaylor (wk) • Willis

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