Battling with Cricket Australia on their stand between the young brigade and the 'old school' batsmen, Chris Rogers, a left-handed batsman born in 1977, in Sydney, has had to see everything before life has come full circle to him.
Rogers started off his county career in England by playing for Derbyshire. Moving onto Leicestershire in the following season, he scored a double hundred against the touring Australian Ashes side much to the wrath of his countrymen but that didn't inflate his confidence. In spite of performing extremely well for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield and playing for 10 years with them, he was not offered the opening spot which he was highly aiming for, post the retirement of Justin Langer.
What goes around comes around, as Chris Rogers was handed over his Baggy Green as a replacement for the injured Matthew Hayden ahead of the Perth Test against India in 2007-2008 where he failed to impress much. A double hundred against Surrey, playing for Middlesex, forced the Australian selectors to go one step back in their selection policies and include the veteran in the 2013 Ashes squad in England where even before the series had begun, he was guaranteed the opening slot along with Shane Watson by coach Darren Lehmann.
- Australia Vs India at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth - Western Australia - Jan 16, 2008
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- Australia Vs England at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide - Dec 05, 2013