27 Facts About Brendan Taylor

1. On 13 March 2015, Brendan Taylor signed as a Kolpak player for Nottinghamshire, on a three-year contract.

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2. In 2013, Brendan Taylor was signed by the Chittagong Kings for $30,000.

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3. Brendan Taylor was given a contract to represent Wellington as an overseas player in New Zealand's HRV Twenty20 Cup in December 2011.

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4. Brendan Taylor scored a second half century, 63 not out, against Centrals, a match Northerns won by 9 wickets with 6 balls to spare.

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5. On 14 September 2017, Brendan Taylor was released from his county deal with Nottinghamshire due to family reasons, thus eligible to play for Zimbabwe again.

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6. Brendan Taylor was Zimbabwe's first choice wicketkeeper, but gave up the wicketkeeping gloves after the return of Taibu behind the stumps.

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7. Brendan Taylor scored two half-centuries, 71 against Bangladesh and 50 against New Zealand.

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8. Brendan Taylor signed for Nottinghamshire for the 2015 English cricket season.

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9. Brendan Taylor was congratulated by both his team and the opposition team India after he got out.

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10. Brendan Taylor performed much better under home conditions against the touring Bangladeshis in April 2013.

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11. Brendan Taylor scored 50 and 117 in the one off test match.

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12. Brendan Taylor captained the side on their return to Test cricket, against Bangladesh, at the Harare Sports Club on 4 August 2011.

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13. Brendan Taylor scored 145* against the South African cricket team he carried his bat throughout the ODI innings and became only the ninth person to do so.

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14. Brendan Taylor made a crucial run out, with only one stump to aim at, to dismiss Mitchell Johnson.

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15. Brendan Taylor was involved in a first class stumping, which saw Andrew Symonds depart.

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16. Brendan Taylor successfully hit 6 off the bowling of Mashrafe Mortaza on the last ball, giving Zimbabwe the victory, and contributing to their series win.

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17. Brendan Taylor was one of the youngest and most promising in this lot.

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18. Brendan Taylor made his debut for Zimbabwe at a time when many of the country's leading players rebelled against Zimbabwe Cricket and made themselves unavailable to represent the side.

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19. Brendan Taylor made his first-class debut for Mashonaland A at the age of 15.

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20. Brendan Taylor was nurtured by Iain Campbell, the father of Zimbabwean Test cricketer Alistair Campbell, at Lilfordia School near Harare.

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21. In November 2018, Brendan Taylor became the first batsman for Zimbabwe to score a century in each innings in a Test on two separate occasions.

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22. On 14 September 2017, Brendan Taylor terminated his contract with Nottinghamshire to return home to Zimbabwe.

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23. Brendan Taylor signed a three-year Kolpak deal with Nottinghamshire in 2015.

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24. Brendan Taylor played his last game for Zimbabwe on 15 March 2015 against India and ended with a magnificent century.

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25. Brendan Taylor was selected to play Twenty20 cricket for the Wellington cricket team as an overseas player in New Zealand's HRV Twenty20 Cup in December 2011.

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26. Brendan Taylor became the first Zimbabwean batsman to hit back-to-back One-Day International centuries, achieved against New Zealand in October 2011.

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27. Brendan Taylor is a right-handed batsman but is a part-time wicketkeeper and off spinner.

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