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  • Money forced me to quit Zimbabwe and play county: Brendan Taylor April 16, 2015

    Nottingham: Former Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor has said his decision to retire from international cricket and play for English county Nottinghamshire was primarily because of financial benefits. Taylor reportedly earned around 250 Australian dollars before tax for his World Cup efforts. In contrast, established county cricketers could expect to earn between...
  • World Cup: Zimbabwe cricket not heading in right direction, says Taylor March 18, 2015

    Harare: Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor made the decision last year to give up internationals because the team was "not heading in the right direction," he said on Tuesday. Taylor decided on last year's tour of Bangladesh to quit, well before the Cricket World Cup, because the team was struggling, and he...
  • Watch: India finish pool stage unbeaten, ICC World Cup, Day 28 highlights March 15, 2015

    Brendan Taylor's Zimbabwe farewell, India's six out of six and Australia's Scotland job - catch all the action from Day 28 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup: Future of Zimbabwe players in their own hands March 15, 2015

    Before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 began, it would have been hard to imagine a scenario in which anyone involved with Zimbabwe Cricket could have found anything to be pleased about with winning just one out of six games in the Group stage. And it is very, very disappointing. ...
  • World Cup: Mixed emotions for retiring Zimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor March 14, 2015

    Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor departed international cricket on Saturday on a bittersweet note after scoring a wonderful century in a losing cause. Taylor, a loyal servant of his troubled country on the international scene for 11 years, scored 138 in his team's final cricket World Cup group match against defending champions...
  • World Cup: Dhoni, Raina's record stand bowls over Twitter March 14, 2015

    World champions India extended their unbeaten run in the World Cup 2015 on Saturday with a comprehensive six-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in their final Pool B match before a noisy crowd of predominantly Indian supporters at the Eden Park in Auckland. Suresh Raina (110*) and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (85*)...
  • World Cup: MS Dhoni admires his team's ability to combat pressure March 14, 2015

    Auckland: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday said the biggest positive to draw from the team's unbeaten league campaign in the ongoing World Cup was that the entire side withstood pressure in some way or the other, preparing it perfectly for the knockouts. India finished on top of Pool B...
  • World Cup 2015: Taylor leads Zimbabwe charge against India March 14, 2015

    Brendan Taylor scored a brilliant 138 from 110 balls in his last international appearance as Zimbabwe posted an impressive 287 in 48.5 overs in Hobart. ...
  • As it happened: India vs Zimbabwe, World Cup, Match 39 March 14, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Top spot sealed, quarter-final opponents 99 percent confirmed and title defence well on - India's World Cup has gone like a breeze so far, and while it's expected to flow the same way at Eden Park against Zimbabwe on Saturday, the real...
  • World Cup: Scope for experiment but will India do that against Zimbabwe? March 13, 2015

    Top spot sealed, quarter-final opponents 99 percent confirmed and title defence well on - India's World Cup has gone like a breeze so far, and while it's expected to flow the same way at Eden Park against Zimbabwe on Saturday, the real test begins only March 19. A win against Ireland...
  • World Cup: India can trouble us with pace and swing, says Brendan Taylor March 13, 2015

    Auckland: Zimbabwe stand-in captain Brendan Taylor feels that the Indian bowling unit will not only trouble his team with swing but also with the pace when the two teams meet in a Pool B match of the World Cup on Saturday. Taylor, who will be playing his last match for the...
  • Zimbabwe seek happy farewell to World Cup and Brendan Taylor March 13, 2015

    Zimbabwe hope their World Cup campaign and the international career of Brendan Taylor end on a happy note in their last Pool B match against India in Auckland on Saturday. The Africans started with an impressive performance against South Africa in Hamilton, losing by 62 runs before beating the United...
  • Very sad to leave Zimbabwe cricket: Brendan Taylor March 12, 2015

    Brendan Taylor's days in the red Zimbabwe jersey may draw to an early close with the batsman signing a three-year deal with county side Nottinghamshire, subject to ECB's approval, that will make him ineligible to represent his country. While the 29-year-old Taylor can still return to play for his...
  • Journalistic crime, Irish fury and apology: Zimbabwe cricket shamed March 11, 2015

    Zimbabwe journalist Robson Sharuko's personal remarks on Ireland's John Mooney after the African nation's ouster from the ongoing ICC World Cup have come in for heavy criticism, forcing batsman Brendan Taylor to apologise on behalf of Zimbabwe cricket. The report in question appeared in The Herald under the headline 'Alcoholic dumps...
  • World Cup 2015: Zimbabwe fume over controversial John Mooney catch March 7, 2015

    Hobart: Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor insisted his team had been victims of a World Cup miscarriage of justice on Saturday when Ireland fielder John Mooney held a crucial catch despite indications he had touched the boundary with his foot. Ireland won the tense Pool B match by five runs after setting...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2015, Ireland vs Zimbabwe, Match 30 March 7, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Quick Preview: Ireland and Zimbabwe face each other in a Pool B clash at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Saturday in a match that could have a key bearing on both sides' chances of reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup. The Irish...
  • World Cup: Zimbabwe not taking Ireland lightly, says Brendan Taylor March 6, 2015

    Zimbabwe are convinced their clash with Ireland in Hobart on Saturday is the "crunch" game of their World Cup campaign. The Africans have won just one of their four games and are sixth in Pool B, but victory against William Porterfield's side will put them back in the hunt for a...
  • World Cup: We found ways to get out at crucial periods, says Brendan Taylor March 1, 2015

    Brisbane: May, 1999, the County Ground in Chelmsford. The Neil Johnson show, as a solid 76 with the bat was followed by three quick wickets that reduced heavily fancied South Africa to 40 for 6. Zimbabwe would go on to win by 48 runs. They haven't beaten a top-eight side...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Match 23 March 1, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Talk of 1992, and cornered tigers, is starting to grate with Misbah-ul-Haq and with good reason, given the resources at his disposal. But when it comes to ground realities, Misbah's team find themselves pretty much where Imran Khan's...
  • Zimbabwe pack up their problems at World Cup January 28, 2015

    Johannesburg: If they are to reach the World Cup quarter-finals, Zimbabwe will need to beat Ireland and the UAE, the non-Test nations in Pool B, and find a way to defeat at least one of India, South Africa, Pakistan and the West Indies. It shapes as a tough but not impossible...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 4th ODI November 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Bangladesh opted to bat against Zimbabwe Playing XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Abul Hasan, Jubair Hossain, Rubel Hossain Zimbabwe: Timycen Maruma, Hamilton Masakadza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan...
  • Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe in 3rd ODI, win series November 26, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh clinched the one-day international series against Zimbabwe with two games to spare after a comfortable 124-run win in the third match on Wednesday. It was Bangladesh's biggest win by margin against Zimbabwe, eclipsing a 121-run victory in 2013 at Bulawayo. Zimbabwe were bowled out for 173 in pursuit of Bangladesh's...
  • 1st ODI: Shakib hits ton as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 87 runs November 21, 2014

    Chittagong: Shakib Al Hasan became the 12th cricketer to smash a century and claim four wickets in a one-day international as Bangladesh comfortably beat Zimbabwe by 87 runs in the series opener on Friday. The allrounder picked up 4 for 41 to help Bangladesh bowl the visitors out for 194 after...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI November 21, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Zimbabwe opted to field against Bangladesh. Playing XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza(capt), Arafat Sunny, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain Zimbabwe: Sikandar Raza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor, Hamilton Masakadza, Elton Chigumbura(capt),...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 3rd Test, Day 1 November 12, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Bangladesh opted to bat against Zimbabwe at Chittagong Playing XIs: Zimbabwe: Sikandar Raza, Brian Chari, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor(capt), Craig Ervine, Elton Chigumbura, Regis Chakabva(wk), Tinashe Panyangara, Natsai Mushangwe, Richmond Mutumbami, Shingirai Masakadza Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib...
  • 2nd Test: Dogged Tamim defies Zimbabwe to take Bangladesh to 193/3 November 3, 2014

    Khulna: Opener Tamim Iqbal's restrained batting helped Bangladesh reach 193 for 3 on the first day of the second Test against Zimbabwe on Monday. At stumps, Iqbal was 74 not out with Shakib Al Hasan on 13, leaving the Zimbabwe bowlers frustrated. Mahmudullah was the other notable scorer with 56. Iqbal made...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test, Day 1 October 25, 2014

    The veteran Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan took his 12th five-for (6/59) as Zimbabwe bowled out the visitors for 240 and reached 27/1 at stumps on the opening day of the first Test in Dhaka on Saturday. Earlier, opener Sikandar Raza struck 51 on Saturday to steer Zimbabwe to 179 for...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Australia, Triseries, Match 4 August 31, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Australia won the toss and opted to bat. Michael Clarke comes back in place of Steven Smith. Teams: Australia: Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Clarke(c), George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin(w), James Faulkner, Ben Cutting, Mitchell...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Australia, TriSeries, 1st Match August 25, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to bowl at Harare Sports Club. George Bailey will lead Australia as an injured Michael Clarke sits out. While Zimbabwe have gone in with three changes. Teams: Zimbabwe: Tino Mawoyo, Sikandar Raza,...
  • Clarke doubtful as Zimbabwe face mighty Australia in triangular opener August 25, 2014

    Australia will make a late decision on captain Michael Clarke's fitness for Monday's triangular series opener against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club. Clarke tweaked his left hamstring during Australia's first training session on Friday, but jogged several laps on Saturday to lend hope that he may recover in time. However with a...