Name: Chris Rogers
Date of birth: 31/08/1977
International Team: Australia
Domestic Team: Middlesex
Bowling Style: Leg break
Batting Style: Left-hand
There are unlikely comebacks, and then there's Chris Rogers's recall to Australia's Test squad.
The left-handed opener looked destined to retire in the company of an exclusive group of men who only ever played one Test, which he took part in way back in January 2008.
A lot has changed in Australian cricket since then - that side featured the likes of Adam Gilchrist, Andrew Symonds and Brett Lee - but after being one of the most consistent performers in first-class cricket, Rogers now finds himself in line for a twilight Test career.
Much of that good first-class form came for his adopted state of Victoria, but the 36-year-old veteran's Test recall owes a lot to his sensational form in English county cricket with Middlesex.
Rogers has mastered the Lord's pitch over the last few years, and will look to put that experience to good effect against England, where he is likely to start opening the batting in light of David Warner's recent suspension.
An old-fashioned opener who is both short-sighted and colour-blind - he used to wear glasses while batting - Rogers will look to wind back the clock to Australia's glory days.
International Career Overview
|Career Span:||2008-2015||Innings Bowled:||0|
|Highest Score:||119||Best bowling in Innings:||N/A|
County Season Overview
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|Highest Score:||69||Best bowling in Innings:||N/A|
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