Friday 24 June 2011 

Brendan Taylor Named New Zimbabwe Captain

Brendan Taylor Named New Zimbabwe Captain
Brendan Taylor Named New Zimbabwe Captain
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Brendan Taylor has been named as Zimbabwe's new captain and he will lead the side for their upcoming one-day tri-series hosting Australia 'A' and South Africa 'A'.

"We have watched Taylor develop into a mature, experienced player and we stand fully behind him in his new role," Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) Managing Director Ozvias Bvute said.

Taylor has played ten Tests and 118 One-Day Internationals for his country as well as nine Twenty20 Internationals, with a top score in ODIs of 145 not out, achieved against South Africa in 2010.

He will lead a 15-man squad for the one-day series which begins on 29th June when Zimbabwe play Australia 'A'.

The only uncapped member of the squad is left-arm quick bowler Brian Vitori.

Zimbabwe squad: Brendan Taylor (captain), Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Elton Chigumbura, Craig Ervine, Hamilton Masakadza, Keegan Meth, Christopher Mpofu, Forster Mutizwa, Ray Price, Vusimuzi Sibanda, Tatenda Taibu, Prosper Utseya, Brian Vitori, Malcolm Waller

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