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Chris Rogers: 'Joe Root isn't an opener'

Australia batsman Chris Rogers believes that England's Joe Root is better suited to batting in the middle order.

Australian batsman Chris Rogers has said that Joe Root should not be an opening batsman for England.

The 23-year-old has averaged just 25 since scoring a century during last summer's Ashes at Lord's.

The Middlesex captain told The Times: "I don't particularly think Joe Root's an opener. He plays spin well and he's better suited to the middle order."

Root has made 15 Test-match appearance for England since making his debut in 2012.

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