Australia’s Rogers plans to retire after Ashes

SYDNEY: Australia opening batsman Chris Rogers said Monday he plans to retire from Tests after this year´s Ashes series in England.


At the age of 37, the left-hander said he was on track to finish his international career at the end of the five-Test Ashes series in August.

“I´m very happy, I´ve been pretty fortunate to have this second go at it and have loved every moment of it,” Rogers said.

“But time calls on everyone and I think it´s nearly up for me. I think to go out in the Ashes and in England where I´ve played a lot of cricket is pretty fitting.”

After making his Test debut in 2008, Rogers was recalled for the 2013 Ashes and has since been a solid contributor at the top of the Australia batting order, making 1,535 runs at an average of 39.35 across 20 Tests.