Rogers admits to being 'batsman under pressure' for Oz before Boxing Day Test

Sydney, Dec 22 : Australian all-rounder Chris Rogers has admitted that he is the 'batsman under pressure' before the Boxing Day Ashes Test and said that he needs a ton as he approaches the Test match in which he feared he would never play a part.

Rogers and fellow 'veteran newcomer' George Bailey are the only batsmen in Australia's top seven who haven't reached triple figures in the team's dominant past month, with Rogers achieving two half-centuries in Australia's 3-0 rout of England.

According to, Rogers said that although the pressure is a part and parcel of playing for Australia, he however, is one of the batsmen who have not got any hundred in the series as he has not been batting well, for which he added that he is under a little pressure.

Stating that there were a few things that technically did not go well for him, Rogers however, said that he hopes that his work with former Test great Justin Langer before the last Test would help him in the future matches, although he added that at the end, it all comes down to how a player scores.

But the report said that the self-effacing left-hander is under no immediate threat with selectors keeping the same squad with no additional batsmen for a match that, despite effectively being a dead rubber, will still spark Australia's competitive spirit after their summer drubbing in England.

--ANI (Posted on 22-12-2013)

cricket-news headlines

BCCI names Ravi Shastri in three-member probe panel

Kings XI Punjab elect to bowl against Rajasthan Royals

Duminy takes Daredevils home against KKR

Smith all praises for Gerrard's 'loyalty, pride, passion' following Liverpool visit

Eoin Morgan credits IPL 'pressure' for helping 'long-term' cricket career

IPL: RCB beat Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets

'Mentor' Akram hails 'special' KKR ahead of IPL clash against Delhi Daredevils

PCB hunting for new Pak coach after ending Moin Khan's two-month reign

Knight Riders post 166/5 against Daredevils

Knight Riders elect to bat against Daredevils

Bangalore hand Mumbai Indians their second loss

Mumbai Indians stutter to 115/9

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top