Rogers confirms Ashes will be his swansong

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Australia Test opener Chris Rogers has confirmed a long-held assumption, that the Ashes in England later this year will be his final series before retirement from the international stage.

The 37-year-old has been a solid and calming presence at the top of the order in the past two years, since making a surprise comeback after debuting in 2008 and then quickly dropping out of sight.

But he now has 20 Tests under his belt, with four centuries and a string of fifties too, and hopes that the Ashes, where he has played much if his cricket in recent years for Middlesex, will prove a happy exit point.

Rogers told Fox Sports: "I'm very happy, I've been pretty fortunate to have this second go at it and have loved every moment of it, but time calls on everyone and I think it's nearly up for me.

"I think to go out in the Ashes and in England where I've played a lot of cricket is pretty fitting."

Before that though, The Aussies must first go to the Caribbean to play a Test series against the West Indies.

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