Hindustan Times (Lucknow)

Colour-blind Rogers to skip trial

- Agence France-Presse ■ sportsdesk@hindustant­imes.com

Cricket Australia said that colour-blind batsman Chris Rogers’ decision to withdraw from a match in which a pink ball will be trialled would not jeopardise the opener’s Test career.

Rogers has pulled out of Victoria’s day-night Sheffield Shield clash against Tasmania, starting on Saturday, citing his difficulti­es in detecting the experiment­al pink ball.

“The selectors have reiterated that no player is judged on one match,” CA team performanc­e manager Pat Howard said, indicating the left-hander’s withdrawal would not be a major factor in Test selection. “The four-man selection panel rate players on their consistenc­y over a period of time and particular­ly their ability to perform in pressure situations.” Rogers put on a lacklustre performanc­e in the just completed series against Pakistan, and at 37 his opener’s slot is under threat from Phil Hughes and Shane Watson.

 ?? AFP PHOTO ?? Chris Rogers has problems picking colours.
AFP PHOTO Chris Rogers has problems picking colours.

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