Chris Rogers

Chris Rogers has played just one Test match for Australia © Getty Images

Sydney: Jun 23, 2013

Australian opening batsman Chris Rogers has said that he believes that he can help restore some positive energy to Australia’s troubled dressing room despite his early arrival.

Rogers, who is expected to bring more than runs to the top of the order, has played one Test and, as the newest addition to the squad, cannot be certain of what to expect of his first Ashes tour, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

However, the batsman insisted that he felt comfortable setting the standard with the bat and in the dressing room, saying that he feels that he has a role coming in and providing not only positive energy, but also sense and intelligence, adding that a happy dressing room is about being level and balanced and feeding off each other.

Rogers, who captains Middlesex and comes from a successful culture in Victoria, further said that to be a good player and a leader, one has to absorb the culture of the side he is in. Should suspended opener David Warner lose his place, or slide down the order, Rogers could form a retro opening partnership with Ed Cowan at Trent Bridge, and he said that if he is lucky enough to open with Cowan, he is sure that both of them would feed off each other with their competitive spirits.

Rogers, who is coming off 790 runs at 65 in county cricket, further said that the favourite time of his career was when he batted alongside Justin Langer, adding that he liked that time because of the fight and the intensity that Langer brought to the sport.

Warner has been suspended until the first Ashes Test for punching English opponent Joe Root in a nightclub, allowing Rogers to gun for an opening berth in tour games at Taunton and Worcester, the report added.