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Matt Prior opens up about his exclusion from the team

Matt Prior opens up about his exclusion from the team

Matt Prior, England’s former wicket-keeper batsman has recently been targeted for leaving the side earlier than what his nation expected; hence depriving the English side of a good wicket-keeper.

Prior retired from the international cricket 5 years ago in 2014 during the home series against India. The 37-year old clarified the allegations on Twitter and said, “I never got on a plane during the home mid-series nor I wanted to. Moreover, my career ended because of a torn Achilles during the India series in 2014”, Prior added.

Torn Achilles is a medical condition in which the tendons at the back of the ankle breaks which leads to the onset of unbearable pain. The wicket-keeper batsman played 79 Test matches for England and maintained a healthy batting average of 40.18.

He represented England in 68 ODIs and 10 T20Is as well but his contributions to England’s Test side were remarkable. The home team of the Ashes 2019 is currently struggling with their wicket-keeper's efforts.

England currently have two wicket-keeper batsmen (Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow) in the side but none of them has impressed a lot in the Test match arena so far.