Harare, June 25: Opening batsman for Zimbabwe Brendon Taylor has been appointed captain of the side ahead of the cricket team's Test comeback this year.
The 25-year-old Taylor steps into the shoes of all-rounder Elton Chigumbura, who quit the captaincy in April before briefly overturning his decision.
Chief selector Alistair Campbell told a premier reporting agency on Friday that the board "wanted a guy who is always going to be selected, and Brendan is currently our best batsman."
Campbell added that "it's meaningless to have a guy who is not always going to be in the side."
Campbell was hopeful that Chigumbura, who initially quit the team after a disappointing World Cup campaign in India, will rediscover his form sans the pressure of the captaincy.
Taylor averages 21.10 in the 10 Tests he has played so far, 32.18 in ODIs and 32.00 in 20Twenty Internationls.