Sydney Test to be Rogers’ swansong on Aussie soil
Australian opener Chris Rogers has decided that the fourth and final cricket Test against India at the SCG will be his last on home soil as he aims to finish his seven-year-long career in the Ashes series this year.
The 37-year-old Rogers, who made his Test debut against India in Perth in January 2008, might have played just 19 Tests till now but the New South Wales batsman has made up his mind to hang up his boots against arch-rivals England. “You never say never but I kind of looked at the future and thought the England series and what England has meant for me would be a nice way to finish,” Rogers was quoted as saying by the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’. “So hopefully I can get through to the Ashes. But if this is the last one then it’s definitely not the worst one to go out on. I think you get to a point where touring can be quite difficult. Playing a lot of cricket can kind of get to you a little bit in the end so I’m looking forward to maybe new challenges as well, but they can wait for the moment,” he added. Rogers has given the home team many a good start in the three Tests against India so far, but the left-handed batsman has failed to convert his half-centuries into bigger scores.