On Monday, the International Cricket Council and Zimbabwe Cricketing board officially announced that Brendon Taylor will announce his retirement from international cricket officially after he plays his last match against Ireland on Monday. Taylor also now has the opportunity to become Zimbabwe’s top run-scorer in ODI history. The current captain has now scored over 9,000 runs for Zimbabwe in international cricket. This will predominantly put an end to his 17-year cricketing career with 34 Tests, 204 ODI’s and 45 T20’s played in all. Taylors waves goodbye in his 205th ODI match against Ireland on Monday with fans and cricketing fraternity wishing him the best of luck in the future.
In 2004, Brendon Taylor made his entry into the cricketing world came with an emotional social media message describing his career full of extremely high and low prices.
He also later quoted in a press conference “My goal was always to keep the team in a better position, as it was when I first arrived in 2004. I hope I did”
Taylor recorded over 6,677 runs in ODI, 2,320 runs in Test Cricket and 934 runs in T20 cricket. He is now only 111 runs behind Andy Flower to be the top run-scorer for Zimbabwe Cricket as he departs with pride and success.
He was one of the top five batters in a four-year tournament. However, shortly after the World Cup campaign, Taylor left International Cricket and played in Nottinghamshire Cricket, as the signature of Colpack.
ICC has officially announced that Brendon Taylor will retire from international cricket on Monday “ One of Zimbabwe’s finest ever players will call it a day after the final ODI. Congratulations on an incredible career”
— ICC (@ICC) September 13, 2021