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“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”
Australia opening batsman Chris Rogers has revealed that he would like to continue opening the batting with David Warner in the upcoming Ashes series against arch-rivals England.
Rogers noted that he preferred opening the batting with someone who has experience as an opener.
“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.
Rogers also complimented Warner on his recent performances for New South Wales in the Ryobi Cup, where he scored three massive centuries in four matches.
“That will give him a lot of confidence and he’s that kind of guy,” Rogers said. “If he’s scoring runs and feeling loved and supported then he’ll enjoy that.”
The 36-year-old is also pleased to have finally secured a spot for himself in the national team after having to wait almost five years since he made his Test debut against India in 2008.
“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,” Rogers said.