Matt Prior

  • Matt Prior plots England return on West Indies tour 6 days ago

    Matt Prior has dismissed suggestions his England career is over and has targeted April's series in the West Indies for his return from a long-standing Achilles problem. The wicketkeeper will undergo surgery next month on the injury which has dogged him for two years and flared up in the home series...
  • England's Matt Prior set for long absence after surgery August 16, 2014

    England wicketkeeper Matt Prior will undergo Achilles surgery next month and anticipates a four-month recovery period, the 32-year-old said in an interview with ESPNcricinfo on Friday. Prior stood down from the England team after the second test match against India at Lord's last month in an attempt to regain fitness and...
  • Stuart Broad, Matt Prior to undergo surgery after Test series August 10, 2014

    London: English cricket duo Stuart Broad and wicketkeeper Matt Prior will undergo surgery to cure their long-term injury troubles at the end of the month. According to Daily Mail, Prior, who opted out for the rest of the summer to recuperate from an Achilles tendon injury, saw a specialist who...
  • Stokes, Prior testify against Jadeja in Anderson row July 27, 2014

    London: In a fresh twist to the alleged altercation between Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson, two England players have testified that the Indian allrounder had turned towards the English bowler with a raised bat during the showdown. According to a report in ESPNCricinfo, Ben Stokes and Matt Prior, during the hearing...
  • Jos Buttler promises to be aggressive in debut Test against India July 25, 2014

    Southampton: Set to make his Test debut against India in the third match of the series, England wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler says it would be a big Test for him but he is determined to play aggressive cricket. The 23-year-old Buttler was brought in the team as a replacement for Matt...
  • Dream come true for Buttler, surgery time for Prior July 23, 2014

    London: New England wicket-keeper Jos Buttler finally gets the Test status after serving as a one-day cricketer and this, he says, is a "dream come true". Lancastrian Buttler, 23, has played 63 times in limited-overs cricket for his country and will now make his debut in Tests on Sunday in the...
  • Matt Prior to take a break, miss rest of India series July 22, 2014

    London: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is taking a break from the game for the rest of the domestic season following the 95-run defeat by India in the second Test at Lord's on Monday, he told the England and Wales Cricket Board website. Prior, under pressure for his place after a poor...
  • 'Haunted' London hotel gives England cricketers spooky nights July 21, 2014

    London: England have often looked a haunted side during their ongoing run of nine Tests without a win. And according to paceman Stuart Broad they have a particular reason to be spooked during matches in London after ghostly goings-on at the team hotel. Broad said several members of the side...
  • We need wickets in the first session: Plunkett July 20, 2014

    London: England pacer Liam Plunkett feels that second Test against India hangs in the balance after three days of cricket. "The match is quite balanced at the moment. It is very even between both sides," said Plunkett after the day's play. "In the morning, if we can pick a couple of wickets...
  • Alastair Cook confident of Matt Prior's fitness for first Test July 9, 2014

    Nottingham: England captain Alastair Cook was "99 percent sure" Matt Prior will be fit to face India in the first Test at Trent Bridge on Wednesday after the wicketkeeper's injury scare. Prior suffered a thigh injury while training on Monday but, with England having called up one-day international Jos Buttler --...
  • Jos Buttler called up as cover for injured Matt Prior July 8, 2014

    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...
  • 1st Test: England lead Sri Lanka by 389 runs on Day 4 June 16, 2014

    London: Gary Ballance hit an unbeaten 104 on Sunday for his first Test century as England fought back to finish the fourth day on 267 for 8 and lead Sri Lanka by 389 runs in the first Test at Lord's. With one day left, the Sri Lankans will have to pass...
  • 1st Test: Root's century puts England on top on day one June 13, 2014

    London: Joe Root's second hundred in as many Lord's Tests was the cornerstone of England's recovery on the first day of their series opener with Sri Lanka on Thursday. Root's 102 not out helped take England to 344 for 5 at stumps on the first day of the first Test after...
  • Matt Prior's fitness a worry for England captain Alastair Cook May 30, 2014

    Alastair Cook's focus may be on the ongoing one-day series with Sri Lanka but the fitness of wicketkeeper Matt Prior ahead of the Test matches with the tourists is a concern for the England captain. Established Test gloveman Prior was dropped from the side during the team's 5-0 Ashes thrashing...
  • James Anderson back in swing with five-for in County April 7, 2014

    London: James Anderson did his best to put a disappointing Ashes tour of Australia behind him by enjoying yet more success at Trent Bridge as he took five wickets on the first day of the 2014 County Championship season. England seamer Anderson, who has taken 49 wickets in seven Tests at...
  • Swann brands Pietersen 'childish' after Prior row March 1, 2014

    Graeme Swann called former England team mate Kevin Pietersen "childish" after the South African-born batsman replied to a verbal attack from Matt Prior by suggesting the wicketkeeper would find it hard to win a Test recall. Prior, dropped after the third Test of the recent 5-0 Ashes rout by Australia due...
  • Kevin Pietersen hits out at Matt Prior February 28, 2014

    London: Kevin Pietersen blasted his ex-team mate Matt Prior for saying that the England dressing room was a better place without the former England captain. Pietersen took to Twitter to say that Test vice-captain Prior should focus on his own form since he was under pressure to retain his place in...
  • Dressing room a better place without Kevin Pietersen, says Matt Prior February 28, 2014

    England's dressing room will be a better place without Kevin Pietersen after the controversial batsman was sacked following the dismal Ashes tour of Australia, wicketkeeper Matt Prior said on Thursday. Prior, the tour vice-captain, said Pietersen's ability should have made him "the best England cricketer to ever walk this planet" and...
  • Prior defends himself as Pietersen fall-out continues February 6, 2014

    London: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has defended himself against allegations that he undermined former coach Andy Flower during the disastrous recent Ashes tour of Australia before turning his back on Kevin Pietersen. Television personality Piers Morgan, a friend of Pietersen whose England career ended this week, suggested on Twitter that the...
  • Prior blames slipping standards for England's 5-0 Ashes defeat January 9, 2014

    London: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has laid the blame for a 5-0 Ashes thumping in Australia on the team letting their standards slip. In his column for Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper Prior - dropped following the third Test in Perth after poor displays with both gloves and bat - said players...
  • Matt Prior, Stuart Broad rescue man from suicide attempt in Sydney January 8, 2014

    Melbourne: England cricketers Matt Prior and Stuart Broad were involved in a dramatic late night rescue of a British man preparing to jump off a bridge near the team hotel in Sydney, a media report said on Wednesday. Wicketkeeper Prior helped pull the man away from the edge of the bridge...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 5th Ashes Test, Day 1 January 3, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Battered England are desperate to avoid the ignominy of a 5-0 series whitewash against Australia as they scramble to salvage some pride in the final Ashes Test in Sydney starting on Friday. Alastair Cook's team - coming off a dispiriting eight-wicket...
  • England have Panesar worry, no return for Prior January 2, 2014

    London: England have concerns over the fitness of spinner Monty Panesar but wicketkeeper Matt Prior will not return to the team for the fifth Ashes Test against Australia, captain Alastair Cook said on Thursday. The tourists, 4-0 down in the five-match series, are expected to make changes before they fight to...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 3rd Test, Day 5 December 17, 2013

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 4 round-up: England will hang on to the Ashes for at least one more night after reaching stumps at 251 for 5 on Monday, leaving Australia a day to take five wickets and regain the urn. Ben Stokes (72 not...
  • Prior's plight exemplifies England's travails Down Under December 15, 2013

    Perth: Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is having an Ashes series to remember but the contrasting fortunes of his opposite number Matt Prior were as glaring as the Perth sunshine on day three of the third Test on Sunday. Prior is enduring what can be politely described as a torrid time in...
  • Let's take on Australia: Prior urges England December 11, 2013

    Perth: Matt Prior is urging his England team-mates to dispense with the survival instinct and take the fight up to Mitchell Johnson, or forget about retaining the Ashes. Johnson has taken 17 wickets already in Australia's first two victories, peppering the English batsmen with short-pitch bowling at express pace. Making matters...
  • England need greatest fightback ever, says Matt Prior December 11, 2013

    Perth: England are "in a dark place" after two "horrendous" Ashes thrashings but are capable of achieving one of the greatest fightbacks ever, wicketkeeper Matt Prior said. After losing to Australia by 218 runs in Adelaide to slip 2-0 behind in the five-match series, a performance Prior labelled "embarrassing", England's chances...
  • 2nd Ashes Test: Australia win by 218 runs, take 2-0 lead December 9, 2013

    Adelaide: Michael Clarke's Australians finished off England in 11 overs on Monday to win the second Test by 218 runs and take a 2-0 series lead into Perth, where they're aiming to regain the Ashes with a third straight win. England had been behind the game at Adelaide since dropping three...
  • 2nd Ashes Test, Day 5: as it happened December 9, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round-up: Australia moved within four wickets of victory in the second Ashes Test and a 2-0 series lead after ending Joe Root's defiant innings and exposing the England tailenders to the new ball before stumps on the penultimate...