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Jos Buttler called up as cover for injured Matt Prior

Reuters
Jul 08, 2014 at 02:48pm IST

Uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has been called into the England squad as injury cover for Matt Prior ahead of the first Test against India, starting in Nottingham on Wednesday.

Prior, who was recalled ahead of England's home series against Sri Lanka after being dropped towards the end of the 5-0 Ashes defeat to Australia, suffered mild tightness in his right thigh during training on Monday.

"Prior will continue to be assessed during the training session before a decision is made about his fitness," the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement.

Jos Buttler called up as cover for injured Matt Prior

Buttler has been called into the England squad as injury cover for Prior ahead of the first Test against India, starting in Nottingham on Wednesday. (Getty Images)

Buttler has played 33 one-day internationals and 36 Twenty20 matches for England.

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