Australia opening batsman Chris Rogers eyes retirement after 2015 Ashes series
Australia opening batsman Chris Rogers has suggested he may retire from cricket after the 2015 Ashes series in England.
Last Updated: 13/04/14 2:25pm
The 36-year-old, who plies his county trade with Middlesex, has blossomed late in his career, named recently as one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year following a surprise international recall in 2013.
His previous stint in the Aussie side faltered after just a year in 2008 but he was their leading run scorer in back-to-back Ashes series last year and Rogers admitted he would like to be part of one more before deciding on his future.
"In an ideal world it would be nice to finish with the Ashes here next year, see out the season and then think about whether it's time to call it a day then," he said.
"But who knows? You're a long time retired and I love what I do, so it will be hard to say it's all over."
Rogers is highly regarded at Middlesex as one of their most experienced county players, having started his domestic career in England with Shropshire in 2003.
The young, Anglicised Middlesex opener Sam Robson, who has been tipped to force his way into the England set-up this summer, is a protégé of Rogers and the master batsman expects Robson to thrive on the biggest stage.
"He's going to be a very good international player. He's got a good head on his shoulders. He's saying all the right things and his first focus is still Middlesex," Rogers explained to The Sunday Times.
"I don't particularly think he's an opener. He plays spin well and he's probably better suited to the middle order."