Zimbabwe Great Brendan Taylor Announces Retirement From International Cricket: A Glorious Career Comes To An End

Brendan Taylor was born on February 6, 1986. He is a former Zimbabwean international cricketer and was also the former captain of the Zimbabwe cricket team. He has probably played all formats of the game. Taylor, who goes by the full name Brendan Ross Murray Taylor, is a right-handed batsman and an offspinner.

He has mastery of the wicketkeeper Batsman. Statistically one of the finest players that Zimbabwe has ever produced. Currently, Brendan Taylor age is 37 but he is still one of the best players on Zimbabwe’s cricket team.

When Brendan Taylor news regarding his retirement came out, fans got disheartened on reading the same.

Cricket Career Highlights

Brendan Taylor's debut match was in 2004, when he joined the Zimbabwe national cricket team. He participated in all three formats of the game, such as Tests, one-day international matches (ODIs), and Twenty20 international matches (T20Is).

  • Test Cricket- Taylor has shown that he's a trustworthy performer in Test cricket. He has multiple centuries and fifties to his name for Zimbabwe. His determined batting style and capacity to play both pace and spin made him a vital component of the team.
  • One-day Internationals- Taylor is well-known for his achievements in one-day internationals (ODIs). As a batsman and wicketkeeper, he has played vital roles. He has been a part of many interesting Zimbabwean innings and partnerships.
  • T20 Internationals (T20Is): While Taylor's main focus has been on Test and ODI cricket, he has also played for Zimbabwe in T20Is. However, his T20I performances have been, in comparison, constrained.

Brendan Taylor's debut match took place against Sri Lanka on April 20, 2004, at Bulawayo, and he opened the batting alongside Vusi Sibanda. He had a tough start to his international career after being clean-bowled by Chaminda Vaas for a duck on his debut.

Brendan Taylor's retirement from International Cricket 

The former Zimbabwe captain of the team, announced his retirement from international cricket on Sunday, saying that his final match in national colours will be the ODI against Ireland.

This Brendan Taylor news was revealed via Twitter. A Zimbabwe cricket veteran who made his debut in 2004, also included an emotional message in the Twitter post. 

"It's with a heavy heart that I'm announcing that tomorrow is my last game for my beloved country. 17 years of extreme highs and extreme lows, and I wouldn't change it for the world," Taylor said in a statement on Twitter.

"It's taught me to be humble and to always remind myself how lucky I was to be in the position I was in for so long. To wear the badge with pride and leave everything on the field.

"My goal was to always leave the team in a better position than when I first arrived back in 2004, and I hope I have done that," Taylor added.

The 34-year batsman on Sunday thanked Zimbabwe Cricket, teammates, family, and fans on an emotional note. "Finally to my wife @tkellyanne and our four beautiful boys (sic). You have meant everything to me on this journey, and it wouldn't have been possible without you," mentioned Taylor. No more airport heartaches. I look forward to our next chapter. I love you all very much," he added.

Although it's a bye to the International, obviously it's heartbreaking news for all the Brendan Taylor fans.

When Brendan Taylor played his debut match, Brendan Taylor's age was around 15 years old. Taylor, a 37-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman, revealed his decision to end his career via a Twitter post. 

What was Brendan Taylor's highest score?
Brendon Taylor’s highest total score was 6684 in ODI cricket. 
Has Brendon Taylor retired?
Yes, Taylor announced that he would retire from international cricket in 2021.
Is Brendon Taylor married?
Yes, Brendon Taylor is married to Kelly-Anne Readings.