Brendan Taylor played 23 Tests, 167 one-day internationals and 26 T20 internationals for Zimbabwe, scoring more than 7,000 runs across all formats

Former Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor has been released from his contract with Nottinghamshire with immediate effect.

The 31-year-old has been allowed to leave Trent Bridge to return home to Zimbabwe “for family reasons”.

Taylor played a key part in Notts’ T20 Blast and One-Day Cup trophy wins this season.

“Winning two trophies, including one at Lord’s, has been a real highlight in my career,” Taylor said.