Taylor released by IPL's Hyderabad

HARARE - Zimbabwe Test captain Brendan Taylor was last week released by his Indian Premier League (IPL) side, Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The 28-year-old became only the third Zimbabwean player to make it to the lucrative IPL after retired skipper Tatenda Taibu and former spinner Raymond Price. Taibu was the first to make the IPL cut in the league’s inception in 2008 playing for Kolkata Knight Riders while Price joined the Mumbai Indians later.

Taylor was bought for close to $50 000 by Hyderabad last season.

He was however released without playing a single match for the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Taylor’s form took a dip after being stripped of the ODI captaincy to concentrate only on Tests and also had a subdued performance by his standards in Zimbabwe’s Test and ODI whitewash defeat in Bangladesh.

The Zimbabwean was not the only one sent packing. The other players released by Hydebarad included Amit Mishra, Aaron Finch, Darren Sammy, Irfan Pathan, Jason Holder, Venugopal Rao and Manprit Junela among others.

In other teams, Yuvraj Singh, who was the most expensive buy of the last IPL auction at an estimated $2.33 million, was also released by the Royal Challengers. Kings XI Punjab also let go Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Kartik while the Daredevils wielded the axe on a record 13 players including their captain Kevin Pietersen, Dinesh Karthik, Murali Vijay Jayadev Unadkt, Ross Taylor and Wayne Parnell.

Chennai Super Kings parted ways with Ben Hilfenhaus, John Hastings, Vijay Shankar and David Hussey while Jacques Kallis was also off-loaded by Kolkata Knight Riders.

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