Middlesex County Cricket Club’s overseas opening batsman Chris Rogers was today named within the Australia squad for the forthcoming Ashes series against England this summer.
Rogers, 35, is recalled to the Australia squad some five years after he made his one and only Test appearance for his country, when he made his debut against India in January 2008 at the WACA Ground.
On the news of Chris Rogers’ call up, Middlesex’s Managing Director of Cricket, Angus Fraser, commented…..
“All of us at Middlesex would like to offer our congratulations to Chris on his long awaited recall to the Australian Test side.
There are few batsmen playing domestically over here whose record is anywhere near as impressive as Chris’s, and he more than deserves to be given another opportunity to prove himself on the Test stage with Australia.
Chris can consider himself extremely unlucky to only have one Test cap to show from such an impressive career. We want every cricketer on our staff to fulfil their ambitions and we are therefore delighted that Chris has been given another opportunity to fulfil his.”
Having been so prolific in the domestic county game, scoring over 1,000 First-Class runs in each of the last five County Championship seasons, Middlesex have been aware for some time of the possibility of Rogers’ international selection and have several contingent options already in place which will be considered over the coming weeks.
On receiving the news of his Test recall Chris Rogers added………..
“I am delighted and honoured to be given another chance to represent Australia.
I thought the chance might have passed me by, but I never gave up hope or the desire to be part of a successful Australian Ashes side.”
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