Brendan Taylor

  • World T20 Qualifiers, Zim vs UAE: as it happened 21-03-2014 10:18 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss: Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to field against UAE. Zimbabwe stand a slim chance of qualification into the main event but first they have to win convincingly against UAE. Then hope for a favourable result in the...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Netherlands, World Twenty20, Match 7 19-03-2014 02:07 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Netherlands opt to bat against Zimbabwe. Playing XIs: Zimbabwe: 1 Hamilton Masakadza 2 Sikandar Raza 3. Vusi Sibanda, 4 Brendan Taylor (capt/wk), 5 Sean Williams, 6 Elton Chigumbura, 7 Timycen Maruma, 8 Prosper Utseya, 9 Tinashe Panyangara, 10...
  • As it happened: World T20 Qualifiers, Ireland vs Zimbabwe 17-03-2014 02:10 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss: Ireland won the toss and have opted to bowl against Zimbabwe. Teams: Ireland: Porterfield, K O'Brien, Sorensen, Cusack, Stirling, Joyce, Wilson, Dockrell, Thompson, McBrine, Poynter Zimbabwe: Taylor, Masakadza, Sibanda, Chigumbura, Maruma, Raza, Utseya, Panyangara, Williams, Chatara, Kamungozi ...
  • Striking Zimbabwe cricketers hope for solution 15-01-2014 09:24 AM

    Harare: Zimbabwe's unpaid and frustrated cricketers will have a second meeting with their board chairman to try to end a two-month strike that has already caused the cancellation of Afghanistan's first overseas tour. Captain Brendan Taylor told on Tuesday that players met with Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Peter Chingoka over the...
  • Zimbabwe players achieve career-best rankings 15-09-2013 04:58 PM

    Dubai: Their historic Test win over Pakistan has propelled Zimbabwe's cricketers to best-ever ICC rankings with skipper Brendan Taylor zooming up 15 rungs to be at a career-best 25th in the latest list issued on Sunday. Taylor's rise came following knocks of 51 and 27 in the Harare Test, which...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 2, Harare 11-09-2013 01:18 PM

    Click here for the live commentary from the 2nd Test between Zimbabwe and Pakistan. Day 1 round-up: Zimbabwe at the end of first day's play were struggling at 237 for 8. After opting to bat they got off to a shaky start but half-centuries by Hamilton Masakadza and Brendan Taylor...
  • Masakadza, Taylor hit fifties but Zimbabwe struggle on day 1 10-09-2013 09:36 PM

    Harare: Pakistan regained control of the second Test against Zimbabwe in the final session of the first day on Tuesday, breaking a 110-run stand between Hamilton Masakadza and captain Brendan Taylor and then reducing the host to 237 for 8 by stumps. Pakistan's late charge saw Zimbabwe slip rapidly from...
  • 3rd ODI: Test of nerves for Zimbabwe, Pakistan in decider 30-08-2013 02:11 PM

    Harare: An ODI series that began with Pakistan clear favourites after taking the two Twenty20 internationals now has implications for both teams with Zimbabwe having far more to gain out of a victory in the final match at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday. Pakistan were expected to beat Zimbabwe...
  • 2nd ODI: Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe to draw level 29-08-2013 08:54 PM

    Harare: Mohammad Hafeez hit an unbeaten century and Junaid Khan took 4 for 15 as Pakistan claimed a 90-run victory over Zimbabwe on Thursday in the second one-day international, taking the three-match series to a decider. Hafeez anchored Pakistan to 299 for 4 by hitting 136 off 130 balls with...
  • Zimbabwe chase maiden ODI series win over Pakistan 28-08-2013 06:39 PM

    Harare: Having beaten Pakistan by seven wickets in the first game, hosts Zimbabwe are a win away from claiming their first ODI series win over the same opponents and with it their first significant bilateral series in 12 years. Following the 5-0 sweep at the hands of a weakened India...
  • 1st ODI: Zimbabwe look to bounce back against Pakistan 26-08-2013 11:27 PM

    Harare: After winning the Twenty20 series 2-0, Pakistan would like to carry on the same momentum in the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe starting here on Tuesday. Zimbabwe stand a chance in the 50-over format considering Pakistan's inconsistency in the one-dayers. The hosts would like to put up an improved...
  • 2nd T20: Shehzad, Hafeez guide Pakistan to 2-0 sweep 24-08-2013 08:39 PM

    Harare: Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez shared a 143-run partnership with Ahmed Shehzad and then took three crucial wickets to set up a 19-run win over Zimbabwe in the second Twenty20 international on Saturday, clinching a 2-0 series win for the tourists. Zimbabwe finished on 160 for 6 in 20 overs...
  • Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2nd T20: As it happened 24-08-2013 04:38 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary of this match. Click Here... Toss and team news: Zimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor has won the toss and elected to bowl. For Zimbabwe, Tinashe Panyangara replaces Tendai Chatara while Pakistan have also rested Mohammad Irfan and Saeed Ajmal. Asad Ali and Zulfiqar Babar take their places. Teams:...
  • Placated Zimbabwe ready for Pakistan 22-08-2013 12:53 PM

    Harare: Zimbabwe go into the first Twenty20 International against Pakistan at the Harare Sports Club on Friday, August 23 with Brendan Taylor, the captain, confident that the players have put their most recent scuffle with Zimbabwe Cricket behind them. The month-long tour will see the two sides face off in...
  • Pakistan tour survives as Zimbabwe stand-off ends 16-08-2013 11:48 PM

    Harare: Zimbabwe's cricketers have returned to training after a brief stand-off with Zimbabwe Cricket over unpaid wages and the value of future contracts, ensuring that Pakistan's tour of the country will go ahead as planned. Zimbabwe are due to host Pakistan for two Tests, three one-day internationals and two Twenty20s...
  • India vs Zimbabwe 2013, 5th ODI: As it happened 03-08-2013 11:40 AM

    TOSS: India win the toss and have decided to field. If India win today, it will be their first ever clean sweep overseas after the three previous ones all coming at home. For the hosts, it represents another chance to turn around their short-term fortunes, yet the poor form of...
  • As it happened: India vs Zimbabwe, 4th ODI 01-08-2013 11:33 AM

    TOSS: India win the toss and will field. TEAM NEWS: Shikhar Dhawan has been rested while Vinay Kumar is out with a niggle. Zimbabwe remain unchanged. India lead the series 3-0. For India, the last two games in Bulawayo present the opportunity to test their bench strength further; for hosts...
  • 4th ODI: Dead rubber but live issues for India, Zimbabwe 31-07-2013 12:35 PM

    Bulawayo: India have already wrapped up the series but the fourth ODI at the Queens Sports Club on Thursday persons them an opportunity to test our their bench strength and extend their authority. For hosts Zimbabwe, who have struggled to compete on the same level as their opponents in all...
  • Team lacked mental toughness, says Brendan Taylor 29-07-2013 11:07 AM

    Harare: Livid after conceding a series-deciding lead to India, Zimbabwe cricket captain Brendan Taylor said his team has exhibited a distinct lack of mental toughness in the ongoing ODIs. Zimbabwe are winless in the five-match series so far, losing the first three ODIs without giving much of a headache to...
  • As it happened: Zim v Ind, 3rd ODI: India win by 7 wickets 28-07-2013 11:34 AM

    TOSS: India win the toss and Virat Kohli decided to field first. TEAM NEWS: India remain unchanged. Zimbabwe give Michael Chinouya a debut, drop Kyle Jarvis. PITCH: It's the same wicket as the one used for the 2nd ODI on Friday, but a lot dry. So there won't be as...
  • 3rd ODI: Can Zimbabwe stop India from winning the series? 27-07-2013 12:42 PM

    Harare: Two one-sided matches later, Zimbabwe have been left with a tall mountain to climb if they are to salvage anything from this series. Beaten by six wickets and 58 runs respectively in the previous ODIs at the same venue, Brendan Taylor's team must win on Sunday before the series...
  • It was a lucky day for me, says Man-of-the-Match Dhawan 26-07-2013 10:16 PM

    Harare: He is in splendid form but Shikhar Dhawan was quick to admit that it was one of his "lucky days" at the office as his century against Zimbabwe ensured an easy 58-run victory for India in the second One Day International here on Friday. "It was one of my...
  • India vs Zimbabwe 2013, 2nd ODI: As it happened 26-07-2013 11:36 AM

    TOSS: Brendan Taylor won the toss and Zimbabwe elected to field. TEAM NEWS: India unchanged. Zimbabwe replaced Mutombodzi with Brian Vitori. PITCH NEWS: The strip has an even covering of grass, and bowling first will give the team a slight advantage. Zimbabwe need to win today or else they will...
  • Kohli, Rayudu drive India to victory over Zimbabwe 24-07-2013 07:43 PM

    Virat Kohli made his second ODI century as captain - and 15th overall to become India's third-highest century-maker - and Ambati Rayudu marked his international debut with a promising 63* as India completed a one-sided victory over Zimbabwe in Harare to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Chasing...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs India, 1st ODI 24-07-2013 11:38 AM

    Live updates from the first ODI between India and Zimbabwe being played at the Harare Sports Club. For Virat Kohli's young Indian team this five-match series presents a chance to test the bench strength, while hosts Zimbabwe will see this as a chance to upset the reigning world champions. Zimbabwe...
  • 1st ODI: Zimbabwe out to upset weakened India 23-07-2013 11:52 AM

    Harare: On Thursday, at the Harare Sports Club surrounded by jacaranda trees and with a lovely gabled pavilion, a new bilateral series will kick off in an already busy international summer. Following the Ashes and 50-over contests in the West Indies and Sri Lanka, a fourth series will begin between...
  • Pak-born Raza in Zimbabwe squad for India series 07-07-2013 05:49 PM

    Harare: Pakistan-born cricketer Sikander Raza, who recently made his debut against Bangladesh in a home series, has been named in the 16-member Zimbabwe squad, led by Brendon Taylor, that will take on India in a five-match ODI series starting July 24, here. Born in Sialkot in the northeast of Pakistan,...