Rogers ruled out of first Windies Test


Australia's opening batsman Chris Rogers will miss the first Test against the West Indies, starting in Dominica on Wednesday, because of concussion after being struck on the helmet while batting in the nets.

Rogers, who was struck from a ball bowled by a local net bowler on Sunday, showed signs of dizziness on Monday and was ruled out of the match by Australia team doctor Peter Brukner.

Brukner said: "He won't be returning to training until he's fully recovered. He'll have a return to play process once he's symptom-free of a few days, gradually increasing his activity before he gets back to it."

His absence from the first Test will be big blow to the 37 year-old Rogers as he announced that the two matches on the current West Indies tour and the Ashes series in England will be his last before retiring.

Rogers is expected to be fit for the second Test in Jamaica starting on 11 June while Shaun Marsh is the reserve opening batsman in the squad.