Rogers doubtful for second Windies Test

Australia

Opening batsman Chris Rogers is a doubtful starter for Australia's second Test against the West Indies starting in Jamaica on Thursday.

Rogers missed the first Test, which Australia won by nine wickets, after he was struck on the helmet in training and showed concussion signs in the lead-up to the game.

It was thought that the 37 year-old would be available for selection for the second match but Australia team doctor Peter Brukner say they cannot make a call on Rogers' availability as yet.

Brukner said: "Chris is still experiencing some symptoms of concussion and the plan is have him take it easy another few days. In regards to his availability for selection for the second Test it's too early to say at this stage."

Rogers had announced before the Windies tour that the Ashes series in England, starting in July, would be his last before quitting international cricket.

Shaun Marsh, usually a middle-order player, stepped into the openers role in the first Test and coach Darren Lehmann says the Western Australia batsman is a contender, along with others, to fill the openers void when Rogers retires.

Lehmann said: "Shaun Marsh has been excellent for us in the middle order last summer. He's grown as a Test player and he's starting to get more consistent in his game. That's pleasing.

"He can bat anywhere between one to six and at the moment we're trying to pick the best six batters to play each game. He's certainly in the frame [to succeed Rogers]."

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