Chris Rogers: Somerset name former captain as batting coach for four-month stint

Chris Rogers
Chris Rogers played for several counties, including Middlesex and Northamptonshire

Somerset have appointed former captain Chris Rogers in a batting coach and player mentoring role, on a four-month contract subject to a visa application.

Former Australia Test opener Rogers only retired as a player in September after bringing his 18-year first-class career to an end at Taunton.

The 39-year-old will join up with Somerset on 1 March and will be at the club until 30 June.

"Chris made a massive impact," director of cricket Matt Maynard said.

"He was a huge part of what we achieved in the summer and was by far the outstanding candidate for the position."

Rogers' final season saw Somerset's bid for a first County Championship title go down to the final game, although they were eventually pipped by Middlesex by four points.

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