Brendan Taylor is set to retire from international cricket after serving his country for 17 years with utmost pride. The wicket-keeper batsman who has smashed almost close to 10,000 runs in international cricket has been a stalwart for Zimbabwe team over the years. Brendan Taylor captained his national side from 2011-2015 period. He led his side for few of the games that happened in early 2021 as well. Let us have a look at some of the interesting numbers from the Zimbabwe legend's career.
2 - He is one of the two Zimbabwe players to have captained Zimbabwe both in ODI World Cup and T20 WC.
Zim Players to captain both ODI WC & T20I WC :
Prosper Utseya (2007 WC, 2007 WT20 & 2010 WT20)
Brendan Taylor (2012 WT20, 2014 WT20 & 2015 WC)
6684 - Brendan Taylor has smashed 6684 runs in ODIs which is 2nd highest for a Zimbabwe player.
Most runs smashed by Zim player in ODIs :
Andy Flower - 6786
Brendan Taylor - 6684
Grant Flower - 6571
150 - Brendan Taylor as wicket-keeper made more than 150 dismissals.
Most dismissals by a Zimbabwe wicket-keeper in international cricket :
Andy Flower - 316
Tatenda Taibu - 217
Brendan Taylor - 152
17 - Brendan Taylor has 17 centuries in international cricket which is most for a Zimbabwe player.
Most international centuries by Zimbabwe Player:
Brendan Taylor - 17
Andy Flower - 16
Grant Flower - 12
Hamilton Maskadza - 10
Alistair Campbell - 9
5 - Brendan Taylor has been one of the five players to represent Zimbabwe in ODIs for more than 200 matches.
Most ODI matches played by Zim player:
Grant Flower - 221
Andy Flower - 213
Elton Chigumbura - 210
Hamilton Masakadza - 209
Brendan Taylor - 205
6 - During Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh ODI in 2006, when 5 runs were needed from 1 ball to win, Brendan Taylor smashed a last-ball six to seal the game for his side with 2 wickets in hand. At that time, he became only the 3rd player to hit a last-ball six to win an ODI match after Javed Miandad and Lance Klusner.
60 - During Aus vs Zim in WT20 2007, Brendan Taylor smashed 60*(45) against Australia and pulled off a stunning 5 wicket victory for his team. Brendan Taylor's 60* remains to be the highest score ever by any Zimbabwe batsman in T20 WC.
171 - Brendan Taylor's 171 vs Ban in 2013 remains to be the highest score by a Zimbabwe captain in Test Cricket. Also he scored a Test Century on his captaincy debut vs Ban in 2011.
433 - Brendan Taylor has smashed 433 runs in WC 2015 and set a record for scoring most runs by a Zimbabwe player in a single WC edition.
Most runs in World Cup 2015 :
Martin Guptill - 547
Kumar Sangakkara - 541
AB de Villiers - 482
Brendan Taylor - 433
Shikhar Dhawan - 412
50 - Brendan Taylor has 50 fifty-plus scores in his ODI career.
Zimbabwe players with most fifty-plus scores in ODIs :
Andy Flower (1992-2003) : 59
Brendan Taylor (2004-2021) : 50
Grant Flower (1992-2010) : 46