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Chris Rogers


ABOUT
ABOUT

Chris Rogers Biography


Christopher Rogers is a professional Australian cricketer, born on 31 August 1977 in New South Wales, Australia.


He played as a left handed opening batsman mainly in the Test format of the game.


Chris never played in a jazzy and fancy way, but he was an old school character, a test opener who had plenty of patience and a good hold on his wicket.


Background


Rogers was born to a cricketer, John Rogers, who played for New South Wales. Chris was brought up in Sydney.


In 1996, he played a youth Test match against New Zealand.


Chris mainly had his share of county cricket in England as a large chunk of his career were spent playing for different clubs there.


Debut


On 16 January 2008, Rogers got his first opportunity in test cricket against India in Perth, however he could only manage 19 runs in both the innings.


Rise to Glory


Chris did not make a recognizable impact on his debut in 2008, however on 24th April 2013 he was included in the Test squad to tour England for the Ashes.


He was the opener of choice on the tour and had different partners in Shane Watson and David Warner.


Surprisingly Rogers scored 367 runs in the whole series. Rogers scored his first ever Test century in the fourth Test of the series and proved to be extremely effective with the bat.


Rogers performance in the Ashes had rung a few bells, and he was kept as the opening batsman for the return Ashes series that Australian summer.


Once again he was unstoppable with the bat and scored 463 runs in the series, securing his second century and his first on the home ground.


Chris was a big part of Australia's run chase in the fourth innings of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.


In the same test series Rogers scored another 119 in the second innings of the test in Sydney.


In February 2014 Rogers again turned the spotlight on himself by scoring a 107  in the second innings of the second test against South Africa.


In a Test series against India, Chris scored two half-centuries in six innings at home.


Rogers showed a heroic performance in the second test match scoring his highest total of 173 against England in the 2015 Ashes at Lords.


Club Career


Rogers was a distinguished player in English county cricket, playing since 2004. He represented not one but four different teams including Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Middlesex. In 2005 Chris scored a double ton against his own country. Batting for Leicestershire he scored a 59 and 219 versus the Kangaroos.


Retirement


Rogers only had a short spell in the  International scene of Australia. He gained deserved attention and recognition during this short career with side.


Chris received his send off at the 2015 Boxing Day test match versus England where he rode the lap of honor.

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