That player has played 204 ODIs in his career of 17 years and in that he has scored 6677 runs with 11 centuries at an average of 35.70.
Brendan Taylor put an end to his 17-year international career
An era is coming to an end in Zimbabwe Cricket. This will end with the retirement of his former captain and batsman Brendan Taylor. Brendan, 34, has announced an end to his 17-year-long career. For Taylor, who made his international debut in 2004 against Sri Lanka, the last match of the ODI series against Ireland is going to be his farewell match. Zimbabwe lead 1-0 in the 3 ODI series against Ireland. The first ODI was won by Zimbabwe, while the second was inconclusive due to rain. In such a situation, Zimbabwe will try to send him off with a series win, as well as Taylor would also like to end his cricket journey with a memorable innings.
However, there is no doubt that whenever there is talk of Zimbabwe cricket, Brendan Taylor will definitely be mentioned in it. He is one of the most successful batsmen of Zimbabwe. Announcing his retirement on Monday, Taylor said, “It is with a heavy heart that I am going to put an end to my cricket career with the last ODI against Ireland. Playing cricket for Zimbabwe for 17 years was a big achievement for me. During this I got to learn a lot, my only goal was to leave my team in the right conditions. When I came in 2004 and today if I talk about it, I feel that what I had imagined has been accomplished.
Dhoni-Raina saved when India was pushed into the face of defeat
Brendan Taylor is Zimbabwe’s second most successful batsman in ODIs after Andy Flower. He has played 204 ODIs in his career of 17 years and in that he has scored 6677 runs with 11 centuries at an average of 35.70. He played many great innings in his career. One of his innings was the innings of 138 against India in the 2015 World Cup. Taylor scored these runs in 110 balls. In that World Cup match played in Auckland, Taylor almost pushed the Indian team into the face of defeat. But, then Dhoni and Raina together took over the Indian innings and snatched away the victory from Zimbabwe’s plan.
After the 2015 World Cup, Brendan Taylor left the country for 4 years and signed with England’s county team Nottinghamshire under the Kolpak deal. However, then he broke this agreement and returned to the country on 14 September 2017 and again announced to play cricket for the country.
2 wishes in the last match
Brendan Taylor will play his last international match against Ireland. In this last match, he will have 2 records in front of him, which he would like to make his name as he goes. One is to become the highest run-scorer Zimbabwe batsman in ODI cricket, from which he is 110 runs away. At present, this record is in the name of Grant Flower, who has scored 6786 runs in 213 matches. And the second to complete his 10000 runs in international cricket, from which he is standing 69 runs away.
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