Taylor, Brendan

Major Teams Represented: Zimbabwe, Northerns, Harare Sports Club, Lashings
Born: 1986

ODI Shirt Number: #1

Brendan Taylor is the most exciting product of Zimbabwe cricket in recent times, and is known for his cool head in pressure situations. His rise to fame came when he smashed 60 not out and kept wicket perfectly in a Zimbabwe shock win over Australia. Taylor hit 4 off the penultimate ball to secure victory. This is not the first time he won the game off his own bat though. Against Bangladesh in 2006, Taylor hit a six off the final ball of the match to lead Zimbabwe to a victory, and ultimately, their first series win in several years. Brendan Taylor, in my opinion, is best as an opening batsman, with Vusi Sibanda at the other end. Having said that, he averages over 40 batting at number 4. He has played 10 Test matches. Averaging 56.00 in Twenty20 Internationals, he has the highest Twenty20 International average of any player to have played more than one match (Taylor is 2nd overall, Bangladesh's Junaid Siddique averages 71.00 from 1 match). Taylor returned to Logan Cup cricket in 2008, and in his teams final match scored 150 not out. In mid-2008 he left for England to play for the Lashings World XI. ZC offered him a contract, but as of September 2008 he is yet to sign, but it has been reported that the door is open for Taylor, and the contract is there waiting for him to sign.

Club (2007): Harare Sports Club