Ashes 2015: Chris Rogers 'good to go' for third Test

Chris Rogers
Chris Rogers scored 173 and 49 not out in the second Test at Lord's
Ashes 2015: England v Australia
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham. Date: 29 July-2 August
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Australia batsman Chris Rogers is fit to play in the third Ashes Test after recovering from dizzy spells, according to team-mate Mitchell Starc.

Rogers, 37, retired hurt on 49 in the second innings of the Lord's Test.

He underwent a net session on Monday, facing pace-trio Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood, and could feature at Edgbaston, starting on Wednesday.

"He seems to have come through pretty well," said Starc. "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 said 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 1-1.

Chris Rogers
Chris Rogers had on-field treatment on the second morning following Anderson's bouncer

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 on Saturday.

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.

'We've got all bases covered'

Starc went on to taunt England over what type of surface would give them the best chance of beating Australia.

The tourists' dominated the Lord's Test despite a slow pitch designed to nullify their pace attack.

"They are not really sure what they want to do now," added Starc. "Some of their team want batting-friendly wickets and that hasn't helped them at Lord's.

"They want to get their bowlers back in the game, but we've got the pace as well. So I think as Michael [Clarke, Australia captain] said last week, it doesn't matter what they dish up.

"We've got all bases covered, we've just got to adjust to the conditions the quickest."

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