Taylor eager to hit top form

19 March 2017 09:11:48 EST

Batsman Brendan Taylor is desperate to regain top form in the final year of his three-year contract with Nottinghamshire.

Former Zimbabwe right-hander Taylor scored almost 1,000 championship runs in his first season at Trent Bridge in the summer of 2015, but managed just 759 at an average of 34.50 last year, as Notts slipped out of the first division of the County Championship.

I feel like I've underachieved for the club a little bit in the last two years.

Brendan Taylor

And the top-order batter is determined to do all he can to ensure a quickfire return to the top division of the four-day county game, while also looking to increase his output in limited-overs cricket.

Taylor told the Nottingham Post: "This is the biggest year for me. I want to try and cement some longevity at the club.

"I like to think I'll get the best out of these pressure situations and really stamp my authority.

"I feel like I've underachieved for the club a little bit in the last two years. I've been okay in red-ball cricket at times, but I've got a lot more to give in white-ball cricket.

"Consistency is everything. The good players do it over a long period of time. I made some good technical changes last year, but now I've done (more) physical work and I'm excited to put it to use."

Notts are available at 7/4 to win County Championship Division Two this summer, with Sussex priced at 50/1 and  Worcestershire 4/9.

Taylor played well over 200 international games for Zimbabwe before heading to England, including 23 Test matches.

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