Brendan Taylor      

Full name Brendan Ross Murray Taylor

Born February 6, 1986, Harare

Current age 28 years 324 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Chittagong Kings, Mashonaland A, Mid West Rhinos, Prime Bank Cricket Club, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Wellington, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Under-19s, Zimbabwe XI

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Brendan Ross Murray Taylor
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 23 46 3 1493 171 34.72 2922 51.09 4 7 150 15 23 0
ODIs 161 160 15 4825 145* 33.27 6655 72.50 6 31 411 62 94 20
T20Is 26 26 5 594 75* 28.28 480 123.75 0 5 52 17 10 1
First-class 86 158 10 6376 217 43.08 22 23 108 4
List A 237 233 21 6896 145* 32.52 10 41 149 32
Twenty20 96 95 13 2418 101* 29.48 1976 122.36 1 20 213 69 40 10
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 23 4 42 38 0 - - - 5.42 - 0 0 0
ODIs 161 21 396 406 9 3/54 3/54 45.11 6.15 44.0 0 0 0
T20Is 26 2 30 17 1 1/16 1/16 17.00 3.40 30.0 0 0 0
First-class 86 366 213 4 2/36 53.25 3.49 91.5 0 0 0
List A 237 606 604 20 5/28 5/28 30.20 5.98 30.3 0 1 0
Twenty20 96 8 150 152 8 3/38 3/38 19.00 6.08 18.7 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, May 6-8, 2004 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Nov 12-16, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Apr 20, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Dec 1, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I United Arab Emirates v Zimbabwe at Sylhet, Mar 21, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Nov 12-16, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Manicaland v Mashonaland at Mutare, Dec 3, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Partex Sporting Club v Prime Bank Cricket Club at Dhaka, Dec 6, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Zimbabweans at Kimberley, Sep 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 United Arab Emirates v Zimbabwe at Sylhet, Mar 21, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2 Prime Bank v PSC Dhaka 6 Dec 2014 LA
23 Prime Bank v Rupganj Savar (3) 3 Dec 2014 LA
9, 1c/0s Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Dhaka 1 Dec 2014 ODI # 3559
63 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Dhaka 28 Nov 2014 ODI # 3555
28 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Dhaka 26 Nov 2014 ODI # 3553
8 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Chittagong 23 Nov 2014 ODI # 3552
54 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Chittagong 21 Nov 2014 ODI # 3550
28 Zimbabweans v BCB XI Chittagong 19 Nov 2014 Other OD
1, 24 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Chittagong 12 Nov 2014 Test # 2145
37, 0 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Khulna 3 Nov 2014 Test # 2143
Profile

Brendan Taylor, who was fast-tracked into the Zimbabwe national team against Sri Lanka in 2003-04 at the age of 18 after the withdrawal of the so-called rebel players, shot to prominence at Cape Town on September 12, 2007, when his ice-cool 60 not out carried Zimbabwe to an incredible five-wicket win over Australia in the ICC World Twenty20. Taylor was back where he began as an opening batsman, having briefly moved down the order, and he marshalled a tense run-chase with the sort of sang froid that few had ever credited him with. It was not the first time he has displayed a calm head in a pressurised situation, however. In August 2006 he smoked 17 runs from the last over of a run chase - including a six to win off the last ball when five were needed - to give Zimbabwe a 2-1 lead in the ODI series against Bangladesh. Taylor has always had the ability to build an innings, but developed a penchant for being dismissed while trying to play too aggressively.

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Nov 28, 2014

Brendan Taylor lofts the ball, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 4th ODI, Mirpur, November 28, 2014

Brendan Taylor lofts the ball

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Nov 5, 2014

Hamilton Masakadza and Brendan Taylor added 67 runs together, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Khulna, 3rd day, November 5, 2014

Hamilton Masakadza and Brendan Taylor added 67 runs together

© AFP

Oct 27, 2014

Brendan Taylor scored an unbeaten 45 in the second innings, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 1st Test, Mirpur, 3rd day, October 27, 2014

Brendan Taylor scored an unbeaten 45 in the second innings

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Tournament Results
Barisal v Dhaka at Dhaka - Feb 29, 2012
Dhaka won by 8 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
Dhaka v Khulna at Dhaka - Feb 28, 2012
Dhaka won by 9 runs
Barisal v Rajshahi at Dhaka - Feb 28, 2012
Barisal won by 8 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
Khulna v Royals at Dhaka - Feb 27, 2012
Khulna won by 69 runs
Dhaka v Rajshahi at Dhaka - Feb 27, 2012
Rajshahi won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
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