Zim captain completes squad

Wellington have signed Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor for their domestic Twenty20 cricket campaign.

Zim-born, Brendan Taylor, completes the Wellington squad.
Zim-born, Brendan Taylor, completes the Wellington squad.

Batsman Taylor will play the full 10-match campaign, starting on December 18, and possibly also some 50-over matches for the Firebirds in mid-December. The 25-year-old had a remarkable run of form in the recent series against New Zealand, scoring 128 not out, 107 not out and 75 in the ODIs and 50 and 117 in the one-off test in Bulawayo.

‘’He caught our eye in Zimbabwe and seemed to find the New Zealand bowlers quite enjoyable,’’ Kerr said.

Taylor’s stint with Wellington will serve as a lead-in to his country’s tour of New Zealand which starts in late January. Wellington’s T20 opener is against Auckland in Auckland on December 18.

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