Australia batsman Rogers confirms he will quit after Ashes

Meanwhile, Alastair Cook, the England captain, urged his side to be as ruthless as Australia had been when Clarke’s men won 5-0 in the last Ashes in 2013-14.


The arch rivals will lock horns in the fifth and final Ashes Test at Kennington Oval starting from Thursday.

Rogers, who had hinted that this would be his last tour, confirmed to coach Darren Lehman and the rest of the team that he would be stepping aside after Australia’s disappointing Ashes campaign.

Unlike Bairstow, Australia opener Chris Rogers must come to terms imminently with the end of the road in Test cricket.

“If it’s just the case of pain then I could probably get through – but if it’s hampering my performance or I’m not bowling with a straight leg and not up to late 80s/90mph, then it’s not helping anyone. You want to take those wickets, if you’re taking wickets you’re contributing to the team’s effort of winning games”, Finn said.

Australia did it very well to us when they were 3-0 up”, he said.

“Unfortunately he’s not going to make it”, Cook said of Anderson, the Daily Telegraph reported.

England have already regained the Ashes after their crushing victories over Australia at Edgbaston and Trent Bridge respectively where the tourists suffered first innings collapses as they failed to adjust to the movement created by green, seaming pitches.

I’m going for England to win by an innings and 40 runs with another emphatic display to keep them magic word “transition” heading in the right direction.

“I’ve had that many injuries so far in my short career that I never want that chance to be thrown out of the team”.

“I’ll be fine. For now, I won’t be involved with Australian cricket”, he said.

Rogers made five centuries in the longest form of the game ” four coming against England, including a stunning Test-best 173 at Lord’s in the second match of the current series.

Cook this week said he considered quitting as skipper during the first Test against the West Indies in April, shortly after being replaced as captain of the one-day side.

“Long-time period I assume the ankle drawback that I’ve obtained may have some work accomplished to it”, Wood stated.


Although it’s not really on my mind at the moment, it was announced last week that I’ll be going back to Tasmania to play for the Hobart Hurricanes this winter in the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). A lot of guys have felt a bit flat, I imagine. Obviously it’s Michael’s retirement as well, but not only that, there’re places up for grabs in this side. “I look at “Maxy” (Michael) Klinger and I think he is one guy who looks like he is still learning the game and wanting to get better”, Rogers said.

Mark Wood is likely to keep his place in the team in a four-man pace attack with Stuart Broad Steven Finn and Ben Stokes