Chris Rogers

Chris 'Buck' Rogers has been a prolific run-scorer at state, county and national level. A left-handed opener, Chris Rogers was the right man at the right time when Australia decided they needed a safe pair of hands for the 2013 Ashes series in England following the retirements of Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey. That safe pair of hands was built in English conditions where he had played for four first-class county teams, so picking Chris Rogers made perfect sense. By the time Rogers made 110 against England, he had already scored 60 hundreds and 20,000 runs in first-class cricket. 

Thoughtful, intelligent and setting high standards of himself, Rogers has played first-class cricket for Western Australia, Victoria, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Somerset and Middlesex. He captained both Middlesex and Somerset. Rogers was first selected for the Australian Under-19 side in 1996. But having played only one Test for Australia in 2007 and with an excellent international career, the fact he had been overlooked for the National team was puzzling to commentators. It was not surprising that by early 2014, he had not only added another dozen caps to the single Baggy Green awarded six years earlier but also played in two Ashes series, including the 2013–14 whitewashing of England.

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