Brendan Taylor, the Zimbabwe wicketkeeper-batsman, has reported that he will be resigning after Monday’s (September 13) ODI against Ireland in Belfast.
Taylor, who had made his introduction in 2004, proceeded to play 34 Tests, 204 ODIs and 45 T20Is – following which he became perhaps Zimbabwe’s best cricketer. In front of his last global task as a player, against Ireland, Taylor gets an opportunity to wind up as Zimbabwe’s driving run-getter in the 50-over design (Currently 109 runs behind Andy Flower). With 11 centuries surprisingly, the 34-year-old is as of now the nation’s driving century-creator in the arrangement.
He is the fourth most noteworthy run-getter for Zimbabwe in Tests, with 2320 runs in 34 matches, and third in T20Is behind Hamilton Masakadza and Sean Williams.
“It’s with overwhelming sadness that I’m reporting that tomorrow is my last game for my dearest country,” Taylor expressed on a Twitter post on Sunday. “17 years of outrageous highs and outrageous lows and I wouldn’t transform it for anything.
“It’s helped me to humble, to consistently remind myself that I was so fortunate to be in the position I was in for such a long time. To wear the identification with satisfaction and leave everything on the field. My objective was to consistently leave the group in a superior situation concerning when I originally showed up back in 2004, I trust I have done that.”
Taylor, who was Zimbabwe’s driving run-getter in the 2015 ICC World Cup, had pursued Nottinghamshire as a Kolpak player and played for three seasons prior to getting back to the public side to help their bid in the 2019 ICC World Cup qualifiers.
Taylor hit an ambitious 49 in the opening ODI of the continuous series to assist Zimbabwe with going 1-0 up in the series. While downpour played spoilsport in the subsequent game, Taylor will trust he can assist his with siding secure the series and thus, wrap up his profession on a high.