The Ashes series played between the World Champions Australia and England is one of the most prestigious tournaments ever played in the history of cricket and Chris Rodgers the dynamic opening batsmen of the Australian Cricket team has expressed that this will be his last tournament as a cricket player.
Rodgers who is 37, is a left-hand batsmen and has made the opening slot in test cricket his own with some marauding knocks in his prime. He said that he wanted to end International cricket at a high after this year’s Ashes series.
Rodgers made his test debut in 2008 but could not make an impact and cement a place in the playing XI of the Australian team. However, he was recalled into the squad in 2013 for the Ashes series ironically and has been a main stay for Australia ever since. He amassed 1535 test runs in 20 test matches with an average of 39.35.
Speaking to the media, Rodgers said that he was very happy to have got a second chance to prove himself and that he has loved every moment of being on the field wearing the Australian Jersey.
He also added that it would be fitting for him to leave the international scene at the age of 37 after playing the Ashes series in England where he has played a lot of cricket. He also wished that he could end up on the winning side come the end of the Ashes series.