Chris Rogers played a key role for Australia in Test cricket during his heydays © Getty Images
Chris Rogers played a key role for Australia in Test cricket during his heydays © Getty Images

Johannesburg: Former Australian Test batsman Chris Rogers  has insisted that he is a ‘ big believer’ of the new helmet regulations aimed to increase the safety of players. Rogers shared his views after England Test captain Alastair Cook and former international Jonathan Trott declined to use the newly-approved helmets by the England and Wales Cricket Board. The 38-year-old, who is currently captaining English county side Somerset, suggested that players need to give priority to safety over comfort, Sport24 reported. Rogers, who himself suffered several blows during his international career, insisted that the need to get the protection right was paramount, adding that players should abide by the rules. READ: Chris Rogers surprised to see batsmen not wearing ‘StemGuards’ during day-night Test

The calls for upgrading existing helmet designs had become a priority following the tragic death of Australian professional cricketer Phillip Hughes in 2014. Chris Rogers backs Adam Voges to continue playing Test cricket

Earlier, Former Australia cricketer Chris Rogers recommends that Adam Voges should keep playing Test Cricket unlike his teammates Shane Watson, Michael Clarke and Mitchell Johnson. He still has a lot of cricket left in him and his Bradman threatening statistics reflect exactly the same. Voges maintains an astounding average of 95.50 in 15 tests having scored 1337 runs. Rogers said that Voges might also go past 40 and still play in the longer format of the game like batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, recently retired Shivnarine Chanderpaul and former Pakistan Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq did. Basically, the concern is how Voges’ fitness reacts to the aging and not his willingness to play the game.