Brendan Taylor      

Full name Brendan Ross Murray Taylor

Born February 6, 1986, Harare

Current age 28 years 289 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 157 156 15 4717 145* 33.45 6516 72.39 6 30 398 62 92 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 231 227 21 6763 145* 32.83 10 40 146 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 23 4 42 38 0 - - - 5.42 - 0 0 0
ODIs 157 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 231 606 604 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 Chittagong, Nov 21, 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 Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Nov 21, 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
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
28, 45* Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Dhaka 25 Oct 2014 Test # 2141
19, 0/0, 4 Zimbabweans v BCB XI Fatullah 20 Oct 2014 Other
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
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 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

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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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Oct 25, 2014

Brendan Taylor lines up to sweep, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 1st Test, Mirpur, 1st day, October 25, 2014

Brendan Taylor lines up to sweep

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Rhinos v Tuskers at Kwekwe - Nov 22
Tuskers 152/6 (41.3/50 ov)
Mountaineers v Eagles at Mutare - Nov 22
Mountaineers 207/3 (38.1/50 ov)
2nd ODI: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong
Nov 23, 2014 (12:30 local | 06:30 GMT | 01:30 EST | 00:30 CST | 22:30 PST)
Rhinos v Tuskers at Kwekwe
Nov 24-27, 2014 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
Mountaineers v Eagles at Mutare
Nov 24-27, 2014 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
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