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5 Players who could replace Chris Rogers in the Australian Test team

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Chris Rogers retired from international cricket at the end of the 2015 Ashes series.When the cricketing globe’s entire spotlight was on the retirement of the big shots – Kumar Sangakkara and Michael Clarke, there was this silent guardian, Chris Rogers, who made a calm exit. After resurrecting a career, which at one point looked like ending with just one international match, the 37-year-old piled up 2015 runs till the last day of his play in 2015.As a batsman who stayed true to the definition of a Test opener, Rogers steadied the Aussie ship from one end when David Warner used to accelerate it from the other. But, who can fill in Bucky’s boots is a question that has been revolving around the minds of the selectors and fans for quite some time. Rogers himself has taken a few names, but the final decision as to who comes in rests with the Australian team management.Shaun Marsh, one of the players in contention who has already worn the Baggy Green can be least expected, considering the chances that have been given in the past. Here is a list of five promising players who can possibly replace Chris Rogers in the long run. 

#1 Cameron Bancroft

Cameron Bancroft Australia Cricket
Bancroft was the third highest run-getter in the Sheffield Shield with 896 runs

Cameron Bancroft’s name has been in the mainstream media with Australian legends like Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne, Justin Langer and Chris Rogers himself, backing his entry into the international arena.

This ballyhoo has high chances of turning into reality as the young lad, now has the numbers vouching his nomination. In what turned out to be a spectacular summer of Sheffield Shield cricket, Bancroft amassed 896 runs at an average of 47.15 to finish as the third highest run-getter in the competition. This includes a maiden first class double century in the testing turf at Perth.

His tactical sweeps yielded him a 150 in the spinning tracks of the sub continent, thus attesting that he can adapt to the conditions as good as a matured cricketer. He has been considered as a future star for several years and now it is time he is given that chance to prove those words.

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