Brendan Taylor is a former Zimbabwean international cricketer, and also a former Zimbabwean captain in ODIs till his retirement. Brendan Taylor was born on 6 February 1986 and got nurtured by Iain Campbell, who is the father of Zimbabwean Test cricketer Alistair Campbell, located at Lilfordia School around Harare. When he was teen, Taylor developed as a regular selection for national age-group cricket teams and played matches in two Under-19 World Cups.
Taylor started his first-class debut for Mashonaland A at the early age of 15 and the following year, he became more prominent by scoring 200 runs or not out in the B Division of the Logan Cup organized. Robust domestic performances and a collective departure of top-level players impelled Taylor into the domestic team at the age of 18 against Sri Lanka team in years 2003–04.
Brendan Taylor captained Zimbabwe in ODIs till 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, and taken over the wheels from Elton Chigumbura after the Cricket World Cup 2011. He turned out as the first Zimbabwean batsman to score back-to-back in ODI centuries with score of 128 not out and attained against New Zealand team in year 2011. Taylor reiterated the achievement again at the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup and was designated to play T20 cricket match for the Wellington cricket team in form of a foreign player in HRV Twenty20 Cup in year 2011.
Taylor made 310 runs against team New Zealand in ODI series arranged in year 2011. *This was actually the world record for maximum runs scored in a three-match ODI series till it was broken by Martin Guptill with 330 runs in year 2013 and then it was further exceeded by Pakistani Babar Azam with 360 runs. Brendan Taylor was even the leading player to score 300+ runs in a successful 3 match ODI series being organized.
Taylor even possesses the record for having scored maximum number of ODI hundreds scored for Zimbabwe (which is 8 ODI hundreds) exceeding 7 ODI hundreds of Alistair Campbell. Brand Taylor got married to Kelly-Anne and the couple welcomed a child named Mason Taylor. In his career, Taylor has till date played for Chittagong Kings, Mashonaland A, Mid West Rhinos, Prime Bank Cricket Club and Sunrisers Hyderabad Wellington.
Brendan Taylor has gained education from Lilfordia institute.
Brendan Taylor Net Worth
The estimated total net worth of Brendan Taylor is $1.4 million US dollars as of 2017. The estimated net worth of Taylor highlights his income grossed from his matches, sponsorships, brand endorsements, business deals, etc.
In year 2013, Brendan Taylor was contracted by the Chittagong Kings for high worth of $30,000. The King’s became off to a deprived start, though Taylor was one of the maximum scorers in the league throughout this expanse. After the initial 5 games being played, Mahmudullah accepting as the King’s captain and Brendan Taylor was levied with the captain’s liability.
In year 2015, Brendan Taylor contracted as a Kolpak player for Nottinghamshire for a period of three-year contract and on the same day, he declared his retirement from international cricket matches. This business deal creates him disqualified to play international cricket match for Zimbabwe team. If the agreement be accepted by ECB, Brendan Taylor would not be in operation of playing for the Chevrons for as far as that contract is active.
Recently, Nottinghamshire will name similar batting line-up for must-win match at Durham in the County Championship featuring Brendan Taylor.
Recent reports suggests that only Taylor and debutant Tom Moores made score of over 30 runs in the game, but director of cricket named Mick Newell is anticipating the pedigree of the top six will sparkle through against additional out-of-form part at Chester-le-Street.
Brendan Taylor is regarded as one of the finest batsmen in history of Zimbabwean cricketing. He is now a retired cricketer by engraving his name in the history of cricket as an outstanding Zimbabwean cricketer.