Brendan Taylor      

Full name Brendan Ross Murray Taylor

Born February 6, 1986, Harare

Current age 28 years 256 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 20 40 2 1358 171 35.73 2664 50.97 4 7 133 13 19 0
ODIs 156 155 15 4663 145* 33.30 6444 72.36 6 29 394 61 92 20
T20Is 26 26 5 594 75* 28.28 480 123.75 0 5 52 17 10 1
First-class 83 152 9 6241 217 43.64 22 23 104 4
List A 230 226 21 6709 145* 32.72 10 39 146 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 20 4 42 38 0 - - - 5.42 - 0 0 0
ODIs 156 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 83 366 213 4 2/36 53.25 3.49 91.5 0 0 0
List A 230 606 604 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 South Africa at Harare, Aug 9-12, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Apr 20, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Sep 4, 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 Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Aug 9-12, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Manicaland v Mashonaland at Mutare, Dec 3, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Sep 4, 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
60, 48 Zim Pres XI v Zim Chairman Triangle 11 Oct 2014 Other
5, 1c/1s World XI v Asia XI Doha 6 Oct 2014 Other T20
1c/0s, 79 Zimbabwe v South Africa Harare 4 Sep 2014 ODI # 3524
0c/0s, 32 Zimbabwe v Australia Harare 31 Aug 2014 ODI # 3521
1c/1s, 0 Zimbabwe v South Africa Harare 29 Aug 2014 ODI # 3518
10 Zimbabwe v Australia Harare 25 Aug 2014 ODI # 3513
14 Zimbabwe v South Africa Bulawayo 19 Aug 2014 ODI # 3508
6 Zimbabwe v South Africa Bulawayo 17 Aug 2014 ODI # 3507
93, 5 Zimbabwe v South Africa Harare 9 Aug 2014 Test # 2135
1 Zimbabwe v Afghanistan Bulawayo 24 Jul 2014 ODI # 3506
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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Sep 30, 2014

Hamilton Masakadza and Brendan Taylor with the World Cup trophy, September 30, 2014

Hamilton Masakadza and Brendan Taylor with the World Cup trophy

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Sep 30, 2014

Prosper Utseya, Hamilton Masakadza and Brendan Taylor with the World Cup trophy at Victoria falls, September 30, 2014

Prosper Utseya, Hamilton Masakadza and Brendan Taylor with the World Cup trophy at Victoria falls

© ICC

Sep 4, 2014

Brendan Taylor targets the off side, Zimbabwe v South Africa, tri-series, Harare, September 4, 2014

Brendan Taylor targets the off side

© Associated Press

Country Fixtures Country Results
BCB XI v Zimbabweans at Fatullah - Oct 20-22
Zimbabweans 131/6
1st Test: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka
Oct 25-29, 2014 (09:30 local | 03:30 GMT | 23:30 EDT | 22:30 CDT | 20:30 PDT)
2nd Test: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna
Nov 3-7, 2014 (09:30 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST | 21:30 CST | 19:30 PST)
3rd Test: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong
Nov 12-16, 2014 (09:30 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST | 21:30 CST | 19:30 PST)
TBA v Zimbabweans in Bangladesh (venue TBA)
Nov 19, 2014
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