Australia opening batsman Chris Rogers has been formally ruled out of the second Test match against West Indies, which is scheduled to start on Thursday at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica.
Rogers suffered a concussion during a practice session before the first Test between West Indies and Australia. The medical staff had expected that he would recover from that injury before the second Test, but unfortunately Rogers continued to suffer and thereby he is ruled out of the second Test as well.
Shaun Marsh, who hit a century during the practice match against West Indies Cricket Board's President XI, replaced Rogers and had opened the batting with David Warner in the first Test in Roseau.
"Chris has improved but he is still not 100 percent so we are restricting his training. Therefore he is unavailable for selection for the second Test. While most concussions resolve within a week there is a significant number who remain symptomatic and require a longer period of recovery. Unfortunately Chris is in this category.
"We will continue to monitor his progress and hopefully it will not be too long before he is back to full training," team doctor Peter Brukner said in an interview to Espn Cricinfo.
This would mean that Australia is likely to go into the second Test at Sabina Park with an unchanged team. Adam Voges, who was adjudged the man of the match for his maiden Test hundred, will also hold his place in the squad.
Earlier, Australia coach Darren Lehmann expressed his disappointment despite winning the first Test by nine wickets as the top order batsmen failed to deliver during the first innings of the first Test in Roseau, Dominica.
"That was a disappointing output . We need our top six making runs. We know that, to perform how we want to perform in each Test match. The tail got us out of jail here and they've done that a bit in the past. The batters will be working hard to get it right," Lehmann said in an interview to the official website of Cricket Australia.