Veteran Voges taking it series by series


Australia will go to Sri Lanka for a Test series in July, and batsman Adam Voges is eager to continue his late good fortunes with the Baggy Green, and says he has no plans to retire.

Voges was called to the Test side at the age of 35, last year against the West Indies, and he says he's taking it series by series now, and will not think about retiring as long as he's scoring runs.

Voges told the Cricket Australia website: "I haven't put a date or a time on anything just yet. I'm thoroughly enjoying playing Test cricket.

"It took me a long time to get an opportunity and I'm certainly not in any rush to finish just yet.

"While I'm playing well, while I'm contributing, I can hopefully continue to help Australia win Test matches.

"I know the end is a lot closer than the start for me.

"But it's something I'll weigh up and see how I go series by series. There's no certainly no specific date on it yet."

Looking ahead to the series against Sri Lanka, Voges said he was not concerned about playing on spinning tracks, having made his debut on a spinning deck against the West Indies and going on to make a century.

He added: "I've got a good idea about how I want to go about playing spin.

"(Batting in Sri Lanka) will just be about sticking to that, looking to score runs the way I want and keeping the good balls out."