28 Jul 2015

Rogers fit to play third Ashes Test

9:24 am on 28 July 2015

The Australia batsman Chris Rogers is fit to play in this week's third Ashes Test after recovering from dizzy spells, according to team-mate Mitchell Starc.

Rogers retired hurt on 49 in the second innings of the Lord's Test.

Gary Ballance fields off the batting of Chris Rogers during the second Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord's

Gary Ballance fields off the batting of Chris Rogers during the second Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord's. Photo: Photosport

He underwent a net session today, facing pace-trio Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood, and could feature at the Edgbaston test which starts tomorrow ight.

Starc says Rogers seems to have come through pretty well, all reports are he is good to go.

Australia chairman of selectors Rod Marsh, coach Darren Lehmann and team doctor Peter Brukner all watched Rogers in the nets at Edgbaston.

Starc says he bowled at Rogers "full tilt" but conceded he did not give him any short-pitched deliveries.

Rogers, who said he could see the stands move shortly before retiring, was hit on the helmet by a James Anderson bouncer during his innings of 173 in the first innings at Lord's.

Australia went on to achieve a 405-run victory that squared the series at 1-all.

Rogers, who will retire from international cricket after the current series, did not play in the tour match against Derbyshire, which finished in a rain-hit draw at the weekend.

He missed Australia's two Tests in the West Indies in June through concussion after taking a blow to the head in training, and complained of headaches and dizzy spells for some time afterwards.

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