Brendan Taylor      

Full name Brendan Ross Murray Taylor

Born February 6, 1986, Harare

Current age 28 years 166 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 149 148 15 4521 145* 33.99 6262 72.19 6 28 380 59 86 19
T20Is 26 26 5 594 75* 28.28 480 123.75 0 5 52 17 10 1
First-class 82 150 9 6143 217 43.56 22 22 103 4
List A 223 219 21 6567 145* 33.16 10 38 140 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 149 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 82 366 213 4 2/36 53.25 3.49 91.5 0 0 0
List A 223 606 604 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 Afghanistan at Bulawayo, Jul 22, 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 Matabeleland Tuskers v Mid West Rhinos at Bulawayo, Apr 15-16, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Manicaland v Mashonaland at Mutare, Dec 3, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Zimbabwe v Afghanistan at Bulawayo, Jul 22, 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
53, 0c/0s Zimbabwe v Afghanistan Bulawayo 22 Jul 2014 ODI # 3505
11* Zimbabwe v Afghanistan Bulawayo 20 Jul 2014 ODI # 3504
43 Zimbabwe v Afghanistan Bulawayo 18 Jul 2014 ODI # 3503
106 Rhinos v Tuskers Bulawayo 15 Apr 2014 FC
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
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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Jul 18, 2014

Sean Williams (left) and Brendan Taylor played central parts in the chase, Zimbabwe v Afghanistan, 1st ODI, Bulawayo, July 18, 2014

Sean Williams (left) and Brendan Taylor played central parts in the chase

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Jul 18, 2014

Brendan Taylor works it away to the leg side, Zimbabwe v Afghanistan, 1st ODI, Bulawayo, July 18, 2014

Brendan Taylor works it away to the leg side

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Jul 18, 2014

Mohammad Nabi and Brendan Taylor shake hands, Zimbabwe v Afghanistan, 1st ODI, Bulawayo, July 18, 2014

Mohammad Nabi and Brendan Taylor shake hands

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Tournament Results
Zim XI v SAf XI at Harare - Jun 24, 2012
Zim XI won by 9 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
Zim XI v SAf XI at Harare - Jun 23, 2012
SAf XI won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
Bdesh XI v SAf XI at Harare - Jun 22, 2012
Bdesh XI won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Zim XI v Bdesh XI at Harare - Jun 21, 2012
Bdesh XI won by 6 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
Zim XI v SAf XI at Harare - Jun 20, 2012
Zim XI won by 29 runs
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