Brendan Taylor

  • Brendan Taylor hopes Zimbabwe performance leads to more Tests August 13, 2014

    Harare: After a year without Test cricket, Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor praised his side's competitiveness against top-ranked South Africa that suggests they deserve a greater share of the international calendar. The Proteas claimed a nine-wicket victory on Tuesday as the shadows lengthened on day four of a one-off Test match they...
  • One-off Test: South Africa thump Zimbabwe by 9 wickets August 12, 2014

    South Africa beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets inside four days in the one-off Test at Harare Sports Club on Tuesday to reinforce their position as the top-ranked team. The South Africans easily chased the 41-run target they needed in their second innings, finishing on 44-1 to seal victory and follow up...
  • South Africa pledge no mercy on struggling Zimbabwe in one-off Test August 8, 2014

    Harare: Freshly re-installed as the top-ranked Test team in the world, South Africa appear disinclined to take any mercy on their struggling neighbours Zimbabwe when the two teams engage in a rare Test starting on Saturday. Given Zimbabwe's lowly ranking and the myriad problems infecting its cricket, the Proteas could have...
  • Mark Vermeulen returns to Zimbabwe training squad August 5, 2014

    Harare: Zimbabwe recalled batsman Mark Vermeulen to their cricket squad on Monday, six years after he was cleared of arson on psychiatric grounds after setting fire to the national union's headquarters and an academy building. Vermeulen was cleared in a court in 2008 despite admitting setting fire two years earlier to...
  • Zimbabwe announce coach and captaincy changes July 25, 2014

    Cape Town: Major changes to Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), with Test skipper Brendan Taylor losing the one-day role and coach Andy Waller becoming the newly-created director of coaching, were announced by the ZC board on Thursday. The changes came on the day Zimbabwe suffered a crushing 100-run defeat by Afghanistan with the...
  • World T20 Qualifiers, Zim vs UAE: as it happened March 21, 2014

    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 last qualifier...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Netherlands, World Twenty20, Match 7 March 19, 2014

    (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 Tendai Chatara, 11...
  • As it happened: World T20 Qualifiers, Ireland vs Zimbabwe March 17, 2014

    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 January 15, 2014

    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 weekend...
  • Zimbabwe players achieve career-best rankings September 15, 2013

    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 Zimbabwe...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 2, Harare September 12, 2013

    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 stabilised...
  • Masakadza, Taylor hit fifties but Zimbabwe struggle on day 1 September 10, 2013

    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 a...
  • 3rd ODI: Test of nerves for Zimbabwe, Pakistan in decider August 30, 2013

    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 August 29, 2013

    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 nine...
  • Zimbabwe chase maiden ODI series win over Pakistan August 28, 2013

    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 August 26, 2013

    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 performance...
  • 2nd T20: Shehzad, Hafeez guide Pakistan to 2-0 sweep August 24, 2013

    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 chasing...
  • Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2nd T20: As it happened August 24, 2013

    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: Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza,...
  • Placated Zimbabwe ready for Pakistan August 22, 2013

    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 two...
  • Pakistan tour survives as Zimbabwe stand-off ends August 17, 2013

    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 starting...
  • India vs Zimbabwe 2013, 5th ODI: As it happened August 3, 2013

    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 their seniors...
  • As it happened: India vs Zimbabwe, 4th ODI August 1, 2013

    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 Zimbabwe,...
  • 4th ODI: Dead rubber but live issues for India, Zimbabwe July 31, 2013

    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 July 29, 2013

    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 the...
  • As it happened: Zim v Ind, 3rd ODI: India win by 7 wickets July 28, 2013

    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 much seam...
  • 3rd ODI: Can Zimbabwe stop India from winning the series? July 28, 2013

    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 July 26, 2013

    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 lucky...