Sydney - Former Test opening batsman Chris Rogers was on Wednesday
appointed as Cricket Australia's new high-performance coach, tasked with
helping develop the country's next generation of stars.
The 40-year-old called time on his 25-Test career after the
end of the 2015 Ashes series and has been involved in multiple coaching roles
"Chris brings thoughtfulness, persistence and passion
to the role and combines this with a strong intellect," said CA executive
general manager of team performance Pat Howard.
"We're looking forward to having Chris work with
Australia's next generation and watching him develop as a coach.
"We are confident he can have a big impact in moulding
our rising stars into future international cricketers."
Rogers, who had a successful first-class career in Australia
and England spanning almost two decades and more than 300 matches despite being
colour blind, will concentrate on the batting alongside fellow high-performance
coach Ryan Harris, who will develop the bowlers.