Brendan Taylor      

Full name Brendan Ross Murray Taylor

Born February 6, 1986, Harare

Current age 28 years 69 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Chittagong Kings, Mashonaland A, Mid West Rhinos, Prime Bank Cricket Club, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Wellington, 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 19 38 2 1260 171 35.00 2496 50.48 4 6 125 13 18 0
ODIs 146 145 14 4414 145* 33.69 6112 72.21 6 27 372 59 86 19
T20Is 26 26 5 594 75* 28.28 480 123.75 0 5 52 17 10 1
First-class 81 149 9 6037 217 43.12 21 22 100 4
List A 220 216 20 6460 145* 32.95 10 37 140 31
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 19 4 42 38 0 - - - 5.42 - 0 0 0
ODIs 146 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 81 366 213 4 2/36 53.25 3.49 91.5 0 0 0
List A 220 606 604 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 Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Harare, Sep 10-14, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Apr 20, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Harare, Aug 31, 2013 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 Southern Rocks v Mid West Rhinos at Masvingo, Mar 29-31, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Manicaland v Mashonaland at Mutare, Dec 3, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Matabeleland Tuskers v Mid West Rhinos at Bulawayo, Apr 14, 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
2c/0s, 47 Rhinos v Tuskers Bulawayo 14 Apr 2014 LA
83, 2c/0s, 0c/0s Rhinos v Rocks Masvingo 29 Mar 2014 FC
3c/0s Rhinos v Rocks Masvingo 28 Mar 2014 LA
1c/0s, 15 Zimbabwe v U.A.E. Sylhet 21 Mar 2014 T20I # 376
0c/0s, 49 Zimbabwe v Netherlands Sylhet 19 Mar 2014 T20I # 372
59, 0c/0s Zimbabwe v Ireland Sylhet 17 Mar 2014 T20I # 368
1c/1s, 15 Zimbabwe v Afghanistan Chittagong 14 Mar 2014 Other T20
17, 0c/0s Zimbabwe v Hong Kong Chittagong 12 Mar 2014 Other T20
96*, 0c/0s Taylor XI v Masakadza XI Harare 19 Feb 2014 Other T20
0, 0c/1s Taylor XI v Utseya XI Harare 19 Feb 2014 Other T20
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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Mar 21, 2014

Brendan Taylor surveys proceedings, Zimbabwe v UAE, World T20, Group B, Sylhet, March 21, 2014

Brendan Taylor surveys proceedings

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Mar 19, 2014

Brendan Taylor plays one off his toes, Netherlands v Zimbabwe, World T20, Group B, Sylhet, March 19, 2014

Brendan Taylor plays one off his toes

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Mar 19, 2014

Brendan Taylor lofts during his 49, Netherlands v Zimbabwe, World T20, Group B, Sylhet, March 19, 2014

Brendan Taylor lofts during his 49

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Tournament Results
Dhaka v Chittagong at Dhaka - Feb 19, 2013
Dhaka won by 43 runs
Chittagong v Royals at Dhaka - Feb 18, 2013
Chittagong won by 3 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Chittagong v Royals at Dhaka - Feb 17, 2013
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Chittagong v Rajshahi at Dhaka - Feb 16, 2013
Chittagong won by 4 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Dhaka v Royals at Dhaka - Feb 15, 2013
Dhaka won by 4 runs
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