Ashes: Australia batsman Chris Rogers knows he must improve
Australia batsman Chris Rogers knows he has to contribute some runs in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide this week.
Last Updated: 01/12/13 9:34am
The 31-year-old opener, who averages 31 in his seven Tests to date, scored one and 16 during the Australians' huge 381-run win in the first Test in Brisbane last month.
With Phil Hughes scoring a double-century and a century in recent domestic games, this week's Test might be Rogers' final chance open the innings with fellow left-hander David Warner in the five-match Ashes series.
"I didn't contribute in the first game as much as I'd like to, so it would be nice to get some runs in this game, for sure," said Rogers, who has played first-class cricket for four English counties.
"You always feel pressure but you have just got to enjoy it as well.
"I want to be here the whole series and score runs. That is my job, so I probably can't afford too many failures."
Hughes is viewed as the man most likely to replace Rogers and add to his 26 Tests, the most recent of which came against England at Lord's during this year's first Ashes series.
But Rogers has spent extra time in the nets this week, making the necessary adjustments to his batting for Thursday's second Test.
"I have probably hit the ball a bit better," Rogers said. "But I was able to do some good work this week and iron out a few flaws. Hopefully I can contribute this week."
Watch the second Ashes Test between Australia and England from Adelaide - coverage starts on Wednesday at 11:00pm on Sky Sports 2