Veteran Australia opener Chris Rogers has indicated he will retire from Test cricket at the end of this year’s Ashes series in England.
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The 37-year-old was expected to announce his retirement this year and the batsman on Monday suggested he would end hs international career following the five-Test series ending in August.
Rogers has scored 1,535 runs in his 20 Tests for Australia at an average of 39.35.
He has four Test centuries to his name, with his highest score of 119 coming against England in the fifth Ashes Test of the 2013/14 series.
Rogers admitted he would never play another Test in Australia during his side’s 2-0 over India earlier in the year, so it came as no surprise when he told Fox Sports that he would like to end his international career following the Ashes.
“I’m very happy, I’ve been pretty fortunate to have this second go at it and have loved every moment of it, but time calls on everyone and I think it’s nearly up for me,” Rogers is quoted as saying by Cricket.com.au.
“I think to go out in the Ashes and in England where I’ve played a lot of cricket is pretty fitting.”
The Ashes series begins in Cardiff on July 8.