Steve Smith is true up there, says Chris Rogers


Former Australia Take a look at opener Chris Rogers feels Steve Smith might properly go previous the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and A.B. de Villiers within the all-time lists of greats if he continues the sort of type he displayed within the first Ashes Take a look at, the place he scored a century in every innings and arrange a memorable win for Australia when the staff was struggling.

Rogers, who performed 25 Checks, is right here because the coach of the Australian Cricket Academy staff that’s coaching on the MRF Tempo basis.


“He’s proper up there. The truth that he has gotten higher is fairly unbelievable. I used to be fortunate sufficient to play in opposition to Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and de Villiers and Steve (Smith) is of their league. If he’s going to proceed what he’s doing then he’s going to pressure his well past them,” stated Rogers.

Australia got here again from powerful conditions in Birmingham to win the sport and Rogers feels that would outline the collection.

“The way in which we performed and the boldness we acquired as a facet out of that… to win from a tricky place will maintain us in good stead. If we get begin within the second Take a look at it will likely be powerful for England.”

An space of weak point for the present Aussie facet has been the opening, the place Cameron Bancroft is below the pump after a poor first Take a look at.

“I feel there may be a number of competitors for that spot in the meanwhile and when you don’t carry out there may be another person who’s placing his hand up.

“Lord’s generally is a batting pleasant pitch at instances. So if he (Bancroft) can get that chance and nail it, that may be good. However Marcus Harris is an excellent participant and his sport has come alongside properly so… we have now acquired some good choices.”

Probability for kids

Talking concerning the present journey and the important thing focus areas, Rogers stated: “Australia goes to play a number of cricket in Asia within the subsequent three-four years and it’ll give an opportunity to a few of the children on learn how to play and develop their sport.

“We wish our gamers to return right here, study, make errors and study from them. Watching (Usman) Khawaja bat and utilizing the reverse sweep, which he discovered a bit from right here, getting out a couple of instances however going out and getting a 150 in opposition to Pakistan within the UAE utilizing the identical tactic reveals how he has developed as a participant.”