Ashes: Chris Rogers wants Australia to take a more consistent approach to selection
Chris Rogers is keen to continue his opening partnership with David Warner during the return Ashes series in Australia.
Last Updated: 30/10/13 3:37pm
Rogers played in all five Tests on Australia's tour of England earlier this year, opening alongside Shane Watson for the first three matches and Warner the last two.
Australia lost the series 3-0, their third Ashes defeat in a row, but the performance of veteran Rogers was one of the few positives to emerge.
The Sydney-born 36-year-old scored a maiden Test century, 110, in the fourth Test at Durham and provided much-needed experience in Australia's top order.
"It's a tough job opening the batting and you need support from the guy down the other end, so a bit of familiarity is a good thing," Rogers told the Australian Associated Press.
Warner appears the most likely candidate to open with Rogers in the first Test in Brisbane on November 21-25.
He endured a difficult time in England on and off the field but has bounced back to form with three centuries for New South Wales in the Ryobi Cup one-day competition.
"That will give him a lot of confidence and he's that kind of guy," Rogers said of Warner, who was left out of Australia's ongoing one-day tour to India.
"If he's scoring runs and feeling loved and supported then he'll enjoy that."
Rogers, who made his Test debut against India in 2008 but did not get another chance for almost five years, is glad to have finally proved himself at the top level.
He said: "The whole thing about when you haven't played it, the question is whether you are good enough ... once the runs start coming and the pressure kind of lifts a little bit then you can start to enjoy it."