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Rogers to coach Aust cricket young batters

Former Test opener Chris Rogers has been announced as Cricket Australia's new high performance coach, with a particular focus on developing emerging cricketers.

Rogers to coach Aust cricket young batters

Former Test opener Chris Rogers has been announced as Cricket Australia's new high performance coach, with a particular focus on developing emerging cricketers.

CHRIS ROGERS directs his field during day three of the Division One Specsavers County Championship match between Yorkshire and Somerset at Headingley in Leeds, England.
CHRIS ROGERS directs his field during day three of the Division One Specsavers County Championship match between Yorkshire and Somerset at Headingley in Leeds, England. Picture:Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

Former Test opener Chris Rogers will become Australia's new high-performance batting coach after impressing in youth mentor roles.

Rogers, who scored five centuries during his 25-Test career, will join the Brisbane-based national performance program on a three-year contract that begins in May.


He replaces 21-Test batsman Matthew Elliot, who was only appointed to the post in February 2017.

Rogers, 40, most recently was an assistant coach for Australia's under-19 world cup team and has previously held coaching roles for Cricket Australia XI teams and English county club Somerset.

"Chris brings thoughtfulness, persistence and passion to the role and combines this with a strong intellect," Cricket Australia team performance general manager Pat Howard said in a statement.

"He has a wealth of cricket experience that will be invaluable to the players he will be working with.

"We are confident he can have a big impact in moulding our rising stars into future international cricketers."

Rogers, who will lead the batting component of the specialist skills program, will work alongside former teammate and current specialist bowling coach Ryan Harris.

The former Western Australia and Victoria player's first task will be working with the national performance squad, the three-month academy program for emerging cricketers.

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