Rogers has pinpointed England’s ‘holes’ ahead of the upcoming Ashes series.
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Australia opener Chris Rogers has fired the first jibe of the Ashes year by attempting to put Alastair Cook under pressure four months out from the series.
Rogers says Cook will come under incredible amounts of pressure during the upcoming series, and the Aussie left-hander also took the time out put Middlesex teammate Sam Robson on notice.
“There were definitely some good signs for England in the series against India, but I still think there are a few weaknesses that we saw against Sri Lanka,” Rogers is quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
“They might be improving but they are not near the highs they were a few years back and there are still a few guys under pressure in that side and making their way.
“There are a few holes for us and hopefully we can make the most of it.
“The opening bowlers are particularly good but after that no-one has really nailed their spot.
“I think there is a lot of talent there but they haven’t performed as well as they could, and Sam is under a bit of pressure at the top. As is Alastair Cook too I think.
“The opening partnership is far from settled and that is going to be crucial if we bowl well and make inroads.”
The First Ashes Test begins on July 8 in Cardiff.