Sydney, Apr 26 (ANI): Australia's veteran Ashes selection Chris Rogers had critically dissected the techniques of his young teammates Phillip Hughes and Usman Khawaja in an article on techniques of a number of the country's rising young batsmen, which he had written in a sports website a year ago.
According to News.com.au, the article provided a telling insight into how removed Rogers felt he was from ever being invited back into the Australian team that he had said that England's cricket brains trust has had some of its homework on Khawaja and Hughes done for them.
According to article written by Rogers in the ESPN Cricinfo website, Hughes' shortcomings have been widely critiqued even more than Khawaja, adding that Khawaja has a difficulty bowling against the away-swinging ball as he was twice out caught behind, which is sure to be noticed by the oppositions.
Rogers further wrote that Khawaja has a habit of turning around his back foot during shots, instead of pointing it towards point, which is a problem as it made him 'square up', adding that it is probable that the young batsman is unaware of his problem and may not even know how to solve it.
Moving onto Hughes, Rogers had noted in the article that the player was blighted by what he termed the left-hander's curse, swivelling into a front-on position, adding that the difficulty was that both Khawaja and Hughes were trying to fix things under the glare of an impatient media and public, and are feeling the pressure of expectation.
However, Rogers said that he stood by his article, adding that he had a good feedback from it from a few grateful players. (ANI)