Brendan Taylor Announces Retirement From International Cricket

Brendan Taylor Bid Farewell to International Cricket

Zimbabwe’s star cricketer Brendan Taylor announces retirement from international cricket, ending a long 18-year journey. The last match of the series against Ireland will be the last match of his international career.

Zimbabwe will take on Ireland in the third and final ODI of the series on Monday (September 13). He will play for the national team for the last time through this match.

Earlier, Brendan Taylor had once again lifted the national team jersey. He joined county cricket on a three-year contract after the 2015 World Cup. However, he came back again in need of the country.

Brendan Taylor confirmed his retirement through social media. “I am announcing with a heavy heart that tomorrow (Monday) is my last match for my favorite country,” he said. 17 years of the path through ups and downs. Which taught me to be humble. Always reminded me, how lucky I was to have been in such a position for so long. Since my debut in 2004, my goal has always been to keep the team in the best position. Hopefully, I’ve been able to do that. ‘

Zimbabwe is in Ireland to play a five-match T20 and a three-match ODI series. Zimbabwe lost 3-2 to the Irish in the T20 series. The first match of the ODI series was won by Zimbabwe but the second match was abandoned due to rain. As a result, the Rhodesians are getting a great opportunity to win the last cricket match of the series and bid farewell to Brendan Taylor.

Taylor has played 34 Tests, 204 ODIs, and 44 T20s for Zimbabwe. He has scored 2320 runs in 6 centuries in Tests. He has scored five of his six centuries in Tests against Bangladesh. Brendan Taylor is Zimbabwe’s second-highest run-getter in ODI cricket. If he can score 110 runs in the last match, he will be the highest run-getter in Zimbabwe, surpassing Andy Flower.

 

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