Chris Rogers will have the chance to revive his international career after coach Darren Lehmann confirmed Monday the veteran batsman would open alongside Shane Watson in next week's first Ashes Test.

Lehmann, brought in last week after Cricket Australia sacked former coach Mickey Arthur, had already indicated all-rounder Watson would be returning to the top of the order.

But with Australia's squad featuring several openers, that still left some doubt about the identity of Watson's first-wicket partner.

However, former Australia batsman Lehmann ended speculation Monday by announcing the 35-year-old Rogers, who has enjoyed several successful stints in English county cricket, would open having made his lone Test appearance five years ago when he scored 15 and four against India.