Ashes star to take over as Middlesex captain against Somerset

Middlesex have confirmed that Chris Rogers will resume the captaincy when he rejoins the club at the end of the Ashes series next week.

Rogers, who has led Middlesex’s four-day side for the bulk of the last two seasons, handed over the reins to Neil Dexter when he was called up by Australia earlier in the summer.

But the experienced left-hander, who is currently playing against England in the final Test at The Oval – and has featured in all five Tests – will take charge again for Middlesex’s last four County Championship games of the season, starting next Wednesday against Somerset at Lord’s.

Dexter will lead the team in their final YB40 group match against Leicestershire on Monday before returning to the ranks for the remainder of the season.

Middlesex coach Richard Scott said: “When Chris comes back he will captain the side in the Championship – that’s been the case for the last year or so and that won’t change.”

“Neil’s done a good job for us. Don’t forget, when he was first made captain he was a pretty young bloke, and it’s all about experience – he’s growing into the job all the time.”