Brendan Taylor left Zimbabwe for Kolpak and joined Nottinghamshire    Getty Images
Brendan Taylor left Zimbabwe for Kolpak and joined Nottinghamshire Getty Images

After a historic victory against Sri Lanka in the ODI series, Zimbabwe are set for revival with the return of atleast one of their former hero. Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) are in advanced talks with Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis. Pacer Jarvis has played 8 Tests and 24 ODIs for Zimbabwe before he opted for a Kolpak deal and joined Lancashire in 2013. Taylor also took the same approach after 2015 World Cup and joined Nottinghamshire. The reason for opting Kolpak for these players was poor administration when they left. However, Zimbabwe have seen significant strides with changes in the team management. Heath Streak and Tatenda Taibu are the coaches while Faisal Hasnain has been signed as the ZC managing director. Former Zimbabwe cricketers Brendan Taylor, Mark Vermeulen involved in ugly social media spat

Taylor and Jarvis are looking to come back to their base and play for their nation from financial security perspective. Going away from yearly contracts norm, both the players have requested for multi-year contracts, understands cricbuzz. The stakes are high for Taylor and Jarvis as they are giving up on their Kolpak deals which would be difficult to regain. Also Taylor and Jarvis are still young.

Zimbabwe are set to gain more benefit when ICC chairman Shashank Manohar will visit Zimbabwe to seek necessary assurance to ensure that the country can host next year s World Cup qualifiers.

The other countries that had bid along with Zimbabwe were Scotland, Ireland and United Arab Emirates (UAE). Hosting the tournament could be a ticket for Zimbabwe to secure their berth in the ICC World Cup 2019.