Andy Flower was on Wednesday named as the new England coach by the England and Wales Cricket Board. The 40-year-old former Zimbabwe and Essex batsman was unveiled as the man to lead Englands bid to win The Ashes at a press conference at Lords. He was the overwhelming favourite to be given the job after stepping in as caretaker when Peter Moores was sacked in January. Flower, who acted as Moores assistant in 2007, takes over the top job in English cricket after overseeing the recent tour of the West Indies. Crucially he had the support of players like England skipper Andrew Strauss and all-rounder Andy Flintoff.