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The Ashes The Ashes: Australia's Chris Rogers retires from Test cricket

Australia's Chris Rogers is to call time on his Test career following the Ashes series.

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Chris Rogers has confirmed that he is to retire from Test cricket after the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval.

The 37-year-old opener is Australia's highest run-scorer in the series, but will join skipper Michael Clarke in calling it quits following the culmination of the Ashes.

Rogers has proved a rarebright spot for Australia as the tourists have relinquished the urn with little resistance, the veteran contributing 437 runs at 62.42 across the four matches.

Ahead of his 25th and final Test, he told Cricket Australia: "I have had an amazing couple of years playing for Australia and enjoyed it and been part of some pretty special things, but everything comes to an end.

"You are never 100 per cent sure, but I felt like this [Test at The Oval] was the last one."

The left-hander racked up 1972 runs at 42.86 across his career, having made his Test debut against India in Perth back in January 2008.

Rogers made five centuries in the longest form of the game " four coming against England, including a stunning Test-best 173 at Lord's in the second match of the current series.

That allowed the tourists to secure a dominant 405-run victory, although Rogers was forced to retire hurt early in his second innings due to dizzy spells, having been hit by a James Anderson bouncer days earlier.

With Brad Haddin and all-rounder Shane Watson not expected to regain their places in the post-Clarke set-up, with Steve Smith set to assume the role, Rogers acknowledged it was the right time to depart.

"There's been a few things, particularly the head issues lately, so I am quite happy to call it a day," added Rogers, who also suffered concussion prior to the Ashes after being hit on the helmet during training.

"It's time for Australian cricket to make a few changes and bring in a few new guys, a few fresh faces. It's going to be a challenging time, particularly for the new guys, but that's part of it."

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