Ashes 2015: Australia's Chris Rogers feared for career at Lord's

Chris Rogers is hit on the helmet
Chris Rogers was hit on the helmet by a ball from James Anderson in the second Test, which is thought to have caused his ear problem
Ashes 2015: England v Australia, third Test
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham. Dates: 29 July-2 August
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Australia opener Chris Rogers said he feared his career might be over after suffering a dizzy spell in the second Ashes Test against England.

Rogers, 37, retired hurt on 49 in the second innings at Lord's and played no further part in the 405-run win.

"If it was concussion, I would have thought that maybe that was it," Rogers said.

Meanwhile, wicketkeeper Peter Nevill has been selected ahead of Brad Haddin for the third Test at Edgbaston.

Rogers, who made 173 in the first innings at Lord's, has said he plans to retire from international cricket at the end of the series.

He missed two Tests on the tour of the West Indiesexternal-link this year after suffering concussion following a blow in the nets, but tests revealed that the incident at Lord's was caused by a balance problem in the inner ear and not concussion.

"Speaking to the specialists, they said it was a completely different injury, so that helped," Rogers said.

"It was a really weird sensation. It just looked like [the pavilion] was going from left to right, and almost like my eyes were jumping. That's why I went off."

Peter Nevill (left) chats with Brad Haddin
Peter Nevill and Brad Haddin play for the same state side, New South Wales

Rogers has been passed fit for the third Test starting on Wednesday and will be joined in the side by Nevill, who scored 45 and took seven catches on his debut in Australia's win in the second Test after Haddin withdrew for family reasons.

"It's a tough one but Nev made the most of his opportunity," said Australia captain Michael Clarke.

"He batted really well and kept exceptionally well."

Former vice-captain Haddin, 37, who has scored 3,266 runs at an average of 32.98 in 66 Tests, made 32 and Nevill one in Australia's drawn tour match against Derbyshire last week.

Clarke added: "It's obviously a lot harder for me because I have that attachment to Hads.

"I've grown up playing cricket with him, we've spent a lot of time together and I love the fact that he's still here working hard."

The five-match series is level at 1-1, with England needing to win to reclaim the Ashes.

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