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Brendon Taylor all set to make his Zimbabwe comeback

Former captain of the Zimbabwe team, Brendon Taylor has announced that he will be available for selection for the national team by signing a new contract with the Zimbabwe Cricket. Taylor, who last represented Zimbabwe in the 2015 World Cup, will likely make his comeback when Zimbabwe take on West Indies for a two match test series. The news was confirmed by the Zimbabwe Cricket on their official twitter handle.

“Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) is pleased to announce that following the end of his contract with and release from English county Nottinghamshire, ZC has formally contracted Brendan Taylor to play domestic and international cricket in and for Zimbabwe,” the cricket board announced his comeback in a press release.

The head coach of the Zimbabwe team, Heath Streak was also seen delighted by the new developments. He mentioned, “I am elated to have Brendan Taylor back in a Zimbabwe jersey. We welcome him back and we are looking forward to him making a big difference for us and spending the rest of his playing career in his country of birth.”

The 31-year-old cricketer signed a three year deal with the English County side Nottinghamshire after he announced his retirement from the Zimbabwe team after the 2015 World Cup. The contract was due to expire at the end of the 2017 season, but he was allowed to terminate the contract with immediate effect citing family reasons.

Taylor after his announcement said that he thoroughly enjoyed his county stint and will be taking back some amazing memories from the Trent Bridge. He further added, “Winning two trophies for Notts in these past few months, including one at Lord”s, has been a real highlight in my career, and given me moments that I will never forget.” Taylor became the first batsman to register two centuries in his first two matches for the Notts.

On explaining why he decided to return to the Zimbabwe team, he mentioned, “But being away from my wife and children has proven to be very difficult for me and I have reached a point in my life where I must consider their needs.”

The right-handed batsman has played 23 tests, 167 ODI’s and 25 T20I for Zimbabwe before his move to Nottinghamshire.