Brendan Taylor: Zimbabwe’s second highest run-getter in ODIs

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Brendan Taylor: Zimbabwe’s second highest run-getter in ODIs Brendan Taylor

The Chronicle

6 684 runs scored by Brendan Taylor in ODI cricket, the second-most for Zimbabwe in this format, behind Andy Flower’s 6 786 runs

Brendan Taylor needed 110 runs on Monday to end his career as Zimbabwe’s leading run-getter in ODIs, but scored only seven.

Taylor holds the record for scoring the most number of centuries for Zimbabwe in ODI cricket, with 11 to his name. He also has 39 fifties in this format, which takes his tally of fifty-plus scores to 50, behind only Andy Flower’s 59.

Six Test hundreds for Taylor, the joint second-most by a player for Zimbabwe. Andy Flower leads the list with 12 centuries, while his brother, Grant Flower, also has six Test tons.

Taylor’s tally of 2 320 Test runs is the fourth most for his country in this format.

There are two instances of Taylor scoring centuries in both innings of a Test match; against Bangladesh in 2013 and 2018. Only twice has anyone else scored twin tons in a Test for Zimbabwe; Grant Flower against New Zealand in 1997 and Andy Flower against South Africa in 2001. Taylor’s effort in 2013 came while leading the team, the only instance of a Zimbabwe captain scoring hundreds in both innings of a Test match.

Taylor ended his career on 9 938 runs, 62 short of 10 000 runs in international cricket.

Only two players have scored more international runs for Zimbabwe, the Flower brothers, Andy (11 580) and Grant (10 028).

Taylor scored two centuries in the World Cups, both in his last two innings of the 2015 edition, 121 against Ireland and 138 against India.

He is the only Zimbabwean with multiple hundreds in the World Cup. Taylor has scored 690 runs in World Cups, the second-most for Zimbabwe behind Andy Flower’s 815. He scored 433 runs in 2015, the most for Zimbabwe in a single edition of the World Cup.

Five out of nine centuries in ODIs by Zimbabwe captains were scored by Taylor.

The remaining four were accounted for by Alistair Campbell and Elton Chigumbura; two each while leading Zimbabwe.

Taylor’s four hundreds as a Test captain are also the most by anyone for Zimbabwe.

He has 17 hundreds in International cricket, the most by a batter for Zimbabwe.

It includes nine scored as captain, six more than any other skipper for Zimbabwe.

Taylor has smashed 106 sixes in ODI cricket, the most by any player for Zimbabwe.

He went past Chigumbura’s 105 sixes during the first ODI against Ireland last week. — ESPNcricinfo

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