KEEPING LORD'S WORLD CLASS
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Middlesex opening batsman Chris Rogers talks to Lords.org about his Ashes call up, county colleague Sam Robson and the season so far at the Home of Cricket.
At 35 and with one solitary Test cap to his name, which came in 2008 against India, Rogers believed the chance to represent the Baggy Greens had passed him by.
“I didn’t think I’d ever get the opportunity and thought I’d be a one Test wonder,” he told Lord’s TV.
“But there is a chance to build on to have a bit of a second coming.”
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I think he’s (Robson) got a big future in the game
“Two seasons ago he was excellent, as the opening partner I saw a lot of real good things in him."
Rogers added: “Last year, second year syndrome, he struggled.
“But this year he’s been excellent again, I just think his work ethic and his desire to do well is impressive.
“That, along with an excellent technique, I think he’s got a big future in the game.”
Robson, who at 23 could still play Test cricket for either Australia or England, has had a phenomenal start to Middlesex’s County Championship campaign scoring 652 runs at an average of 81.50.