brendan taylor.jpgZimbabwe cricket team captain, Brendan Taylor is optimistic the 14-man squad that will do duty against Bangladesh in the first test beginning this Thursday at Harare Sports Club has what it takes to win.

It is a moment of reckoning for the current crop of Zimbabwean cricketers who will be out to prove to the world that they have what it takes to compete in cricket’s most challenging format.

Despite an absence from tests stretching as far back as 2006, Brendan Taylor who captains the team for the first time on the test arena reckons the team has what it takes to upstage Bangladesh.

Following the naming of a 14-member squad by Alistair Campbell on Monday, the Zimbabwe cricket team will be looking up to their most experienced player Tatenda Taibu to the lead the way.

Taibu who first donned national colours as a student at Churchill Boys High School goes into Thursday’s test encounter as Zimbabwe’s most capped test player.

Taibu has played 24 tests, while Raymond Price has 18 test games under his belt.

Apart from the experience provided by Taibu and Price, emerging players such as Brian Vittori, Keegan Meth and Kyle Jarvis enter into unknown territory.