(born 6 February 1994, Harare
) is a Zimbabwean cricketer mainly a batsman who occasionally keeps-wickets and bowls occasional off-spin. He is presently the Zimbabwean Captain taking over from Elton Chigumbura
after the 2011 Cricket World Cup
Taylor made his debut for Zimbabwe at a time when many of the country's leading players rebelled against Zimbabwe Cricket (formally known as the Zimbabwean Cricket Union) and made themselves unavailable to represent the side. Many young players were prematurely brought into the team, therefore weakening the side, especially at Test level.
He is a good all-round player, who has in the past been successful bowling off-break deliveries. He was recently Zimbabwe's first choice wicketkeeper until the return of Tatenda Taibu
behind the stumps.
Despite his young age, Taylor is among the most experienced players in the current Zimbabwean team, and is considered the team's best batsman with 11 ODI half-centuries to his name, and a top ODI score of 119*.
In the Test arena, Taylor's performances have been somewhat below what one would expect of a player at Test level. However, this can be attributed to his young age and premature elevation to the national team.
In July/August 2007, Taylor was re-selected for the Zimbabwe Select team against South Africa A, having not been available against India A. He scored just 15 runs (2 and 13) in the second first-class match, having been overlooked for the first game. With... Read More