Rob Taylor has today announced that he will be unavailable to play for Scotland for the 2017 summer season following a number of exciting coaching opportunities which have come his way.
Although a blow for the national teams summer plans, Cricket Scotland are hugely supportive of Taylor’s decision, and the all-rounder insists he’s not calling time on his international career just yet.
27-year-old Taylor recently took up the role of Director of Cricket at Market Harborough Cricket Club after concluding his time with county club Leicestershire following a year stint with the Foxes.
The highlight of Taylor’s Scotland career so far undoubtedly came in New Zealand against Kenya, as the left-handed batsman plundered 46 runs from just 37 balls to book Scotland’s place at the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in dramatic fashion.
On the decision to be unavailable for the summer Taylor said, “I still have ambitions to play for Scotland and I am hoping for my summer performances to get me in the fold for the winter tours.
I’ve been lucky for a couple of exciting opportunities to have opened up and I would like to give them my full commitment as I look to develop as a coach.”