Chris Rogers gets the responsibility of finding and developing young talent in Australia
The former Australia opener has been appointed in a role with Cricket Australia.
Updated - Mar 14, 2018 12:51 pm
Finding a new talent in the domestic circuit has been a very tough ask for any country in the world. Cricket Australia (CA) has taken a move in that direction. They have appointed former Australia opener Chris Rogers as a high-performance coach where his duty will be to spot new and exciting talent in the domestic cricket and develop them. The two-year tenure of the former left-handed batter will start in May.
CA’s executive general manager of team performance Pat Howard talked highly of the 40-year-old Rogers who has worked with a number of sides as a mentor or coach ever since his retirement in 2015. Howard said that Rogers will bring a lot of thoughtfulness, persistence, and passion as a coach of the group.
“Chris brings thoughtfulness, persistence, and passion for the role and combines this with a strong intellect. We’re looking forward to having Chris work with Australia’s next generation and watching him develop as a coach,” said Howard on Wednesday.
Howard felt that Rogers can play a massive role in developing the rising talent in the country as he has a wealth of cricketing experience. “We are confident he can have a big impact in molding our rising stars into future international cricketers. “He has a wealth of cricket 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 Australia and overseas,” said Howard.
Will work alongside Ryan Harris
Interestingly, Rogers will work with former teammate Ryan Harris during his role. Rogers will have the responsibility of looking into the batting aspect while Harris has been working as a high-performance coach where he has been given the responsibility of finding and nurturing exciting bowling talent.
Rogers made his debut for Australia in 2008 where his poor outing against India meant that he was dropped from the side. However, the batsman made a surprise return when he was selected in the Ashes squad of Australia in 2013. He played a very important role during the 5-0 whitewash of the English side. Rogers has 5 centuries to his name in the 25 Tests he represented the Australian side.