By Mafu Sithabile
2011 June 27

Zimbabwe Cricket

Zimbabwe’s new cricket captain Brendan Taylor admits he was surprised to get the job but says his form won’t be affected.

“Yes I was surprised, but happy at the same time,” Taylor said on Sunday. “I know it’s different when you are captain, but I don’t see it affecting my performance.”

Taylor was named captain on Friday ahead of Zimbabwe’s Test comeback against Bangladesh in August.

The 25-year-old opening batsman replaces all-rounder Elton Chigumbura, who resigned in April before briefly overturning his decision.

Taylor says Zimbabwe can perform at the highest level.

“We are all confident we can make it when we return to Tests, I think we’ve come a long way,” Taylor says.