June 7, 2012

Australian cricket

Australia's most underrated cricketer

Carlyle Laurie

Jonathan Howcroft, writing for backpagelead.com.au, says Victoria’s opener Chris Rogers, with 53 first-class centuries under his belt, is Australia’s most underrated batsman.

Despite such a mountain of runs under his belt at a career average of over 50, the sum total of Rogers' international career was four days in Perth in 2008 when he mustered just 19 deputising for Matthew Hayden. Crucially, he underperformed in seven outings for the A side, further limiting his chances of shaking the 'One-Test Wonder' tag. Rogers masters his craft for a much smaller, more devoted audience. So next time you're considering going to watch the cricket, or you're thumbing through the latest Shield scores, don't forget that there's a living legend still plying his trade - probably Australia's most underrated cricketer.

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