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Rogers named Australia's high performance coach

IANS  |  Melbourne 

Former Test opener has been appointed Australia's (CA) new high-performance to develop future stars.

The 40-year-old retired after playing 25 Tests and scoring 2015 runs with five Test centuries at an average of 42.87. He bowed out of Test at The Oval in 2015.

Since then Rogers has been involved in multiple coaching roles and been a on radio.

Pat Howard, CA's of team performance, said Rogers was an "outstanding addition".

"Chris brings thoughtfulness, persistence and passion to the role and combines this with a strong intellect," he said on Wednesday.

"We're looking forward to having Chris work with Australia's next generation and watching him develop as a We are confident he can have a big impact in moulding our rising stars into future international cricketers.

"He has a wealth of experience that will be invaluable to the players he will be working with. He enjoyed a successful career at both international and first-class level, succeeding in and overseas," he added.

Since retiring, Rogers has been involved with CA's pathways program, including as assistant at the recent Under 19 World Cup, and the English County system.

In his new role, Rogers will concentrate on the batting alongside Ryan Harris, who will develop the bowlers.

He will start in May and has been contracted for two years.



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 16:48 IST