Chris Rogers is happy to wear the Baggy Green again, after five years in the wilderness. The left-hander, who turns 36 in August, recently scored 184 for Middlesex versus Sussex at Lord's in a County fixture. But big test towards international resurrection is only a few days away. Rogers, who has been chosen to open in the first Test against England in the upcoming Ashes series, will be playing only his second Test match and first since making his debut against India in Perth in 2008.
"I am very excited to be able to come back into Test cricket, should be a good experience for me", he said in an interview ahead of the first Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
Rogers holds the rare record of scoring a double-century against his own country. Playing for Leicestershire in 2005, Rogers opened the batting against Australia and scored 56 and 219. But a Test call-up came as late as 2008 when he replaced Matthew Hayden in the third Test against India in Perth and scored 4 and 15.