Rogers expected to play third Ashes Test

Chris Rogers has completed three days of training and is set to play the third Ashes Test.

Rogers was restricted to Darren Lehmann’s throwdowns and Nathan Lyon’s offspin on Sunday, his first hit since retiring hurt due to an alarming dizzy spell at Lord’s.

However, the 37-year-old was worked over by pacemen in the nets on Monday and Tuesday.

Rogers made it through both hits fine and is fully expected to be a part of Australia’s XI when the third Test starts in Birmingham at 8pm AEST on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Michael Clarke has dismissed suggestions Australia were unduly chirpy in the second Test.

Ben Stokes recently complained about how vocal the tourists were as they charged to a 405-run win at Lord’s, which squared the series 1-1.

Stokes, who physically clashed with Mitchell Johnson during the 2013-14 Ashes, vowed to fire up in the third Test.

“Australia really let us know they were on top of us by the way they were speaking to us out on the pitch,” Stokes told the Daily Mail.

“I didn’t think I could get any more hyped up for a game of cricket, but the way they let us know they were on top didn’t sit too well.”

Clarke didn’t believe it was a fair assessment.

“I don’t think the guys have been any different, whether it be the first Test or the second Test,” he said.

“Whether it be against West Indies, India last summer or England here.

“Both Test matches have been played in the right spirit.”

Clarke tipped the cricket would remain cordial throughout the five-Test series.

“My expectation is the rest of the series will continue to be played the right way. Tough cricket on the field, but certainly respectful,” he said.

“I’m sure this Test will be no different.”

Counterpart Alastair Cook also distanced himself from Stokes’ comments.

“We’ve made a conscious effort speaking after Lord’s to concentrate just on what we do,” Cook said.

“We can’t worry about what Australia do. We’ve got to concentrate on getting our levels back to where they should be.”

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