Brendan Ross Murray Taylor Biography
31 years old, Brendan Ross Murray Taylor was born on 6th February 1986 at Harare and is a wicketkeeper batsman of Zimbabwe. He is a right-handed batsman with bowling style right arm off break. There was rebel in Zimbabwe where player protested against the board in 2004 and many players were fortunate to get through, and among them Murray Taylor was the best choice and the most talented player.
At early he played for the age group category Nationals for Zimbabwe. He was a part of two U-19 World Cups. During the early stages of his cricket career, he was coached by Ian Campbell, father of Zimbabwean cricketer Alastair Campbell.
His test debut was against Sri Lanka at Harare in the year 2004 but he failed to prove his worth in four subsequent matches but later with the knock of 74 in the final game he showed his talent.
Rise to Glory
He shined in the international career after his 60 not out which helped Zimbabwe achieve 5 wickets against Australia in the 2007 ICC World Twenty 20th.
He has managed to be become the 1st Zimbabwean batsman to crazy his fans by hitting back to back hits in the One Day International centuries against England in October 2011.
He successfully made into the 2015 ICC Cricket Cup in 2015 and also in the Wellington cricket team to play T20 cricket.
He played his last game on 15th March 2015 against the dynamic India for Zimbabwe with a mind-blowing end with a century.
Taylor played a major role in the win of Zimbabwe in 3rd ODI in Bangladesh where he hit 6 off the bowling to Mashrafe Mortaza on the last bowl clinching a win for Zimbabwe which added to their winning series.
He amazed everyone with his performance in striking century in the 2011 World Cup against Sri Lanka.
He was highly controversial at times regarding his commitment towards his team.
In 2013, West Indies tour, he managed to score 33 runs only in two Tests against West Indies.
He has made record by scoring 433 runs in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup which is all time record yet in the history of cricket of Zimbabwe.
Later in 2010 Taylor scored 145* against South Africa in ODI and became the 9th player to achieve this honour.
Taylor because of his high skill performance and dedication for his team was appointed as the captain of Zimbabwe on 24 June 2011.Hw even captained during the Test cricket against Bangladesh in the Harare Sports Club on 4th of August 2011.