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England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge

Cook confident over Prior fitness

Jul 8, 2014: Jos Buttler has been called into England's squad for the first Investec Test as cover for Matt Prior who reported some mild tightness in his right thigh

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

England prescribe rest to jaded squad

Jun 26, 2014: England have decided that rest will be the best cure for the team that slipped to the first series defeat on home soil against Sri Lanka.

George Dobell

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Batting offers promise but captain concerns

Jun 25, 2014: A new-look England side came within one wicket of winning at Lord's and two balls of salvaging a drawn series at Headingley, but while there were promising signs there also remain significant worries

George Dobell

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

New England, same mistakes

Jun 23, 2014: With Alastair Cook isolated and the deficiencies in his captaincy laid bare, the suggestion that English cricket is at a low point continues to gain credence

George Dobell at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 1st day

England's potent attack overcomes errors

Jun 20, 2014: England made life harder for themselves than it should have been on the opening day, but their pace attack - and those vying for selection - are offering the suggestion of a strong pack

George Dobell at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Plenty of ticks for England selectors

Jun 16, 2014: England's new era selections in detail after the first Test at Lord's

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Prior grateful for lucky break

Jun 13, 2014: Matt Prior had his heart in his mouth when Sri Lanka reviewed a second-ball lbw appeal against him on the first afternoon at Lord's

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

Root ton caps England's revival

Jun 12, 2014: Joe Root scored his third Test century and Matt Prior made a typically belligerent 76 not out during an unbroken stand that took the game away from Sri Lanka

The Report by David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's

Cook confirms Bell, Ballance roles

Jun 11, 2014: The eve of England's first Test in six months did not see Alastair Cook rip up his usual script and name his XI early but he did reveal two noteworthy pieces of information about Ian Bell and Gary Ballance

Andrew McGlashan

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Moeen, Robson, Jordan get Test calls

Jun 5, 2014: England have named three uncapped players - Sam Robson, Moeen Ali and Chris Jordan - in a 12-man squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka.

David Hopps

Sussex v Nottinghamshire, Hove, 4th day

Robinson bullish over Prior fitness

Jun 4, 2014: Matt Prior and Stuart Broad got the chance to stretch their legs ahead of tomorrow's England Test squad announcement with rain doing enough to ensure there was nothing more than handshakes after 56 overs of play on day four.

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Hove

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Time not on Prior's side for first Test

May 29, 2014: Time has almost run out for Matt Prior to make a return to the Test side against Sri Lanka. With England's Test squad set to be announced late next week he has just one Championship match remaining to prove his fitness.

Andrew McGlashan

England news

Prior, Stokes hope to prove fitness ahead of Lord's Test

May 13, 2014: Ben Stokes and Matt Prior, two players whom the England selectors viewed as likely starters in the first Test against Sri Lanka, hope to return to action towards the end of the month in a bid to prove their fitness for the Lord's match in June

Andrew McGlashan

England news

Dressing room better without KP - Prior

Feb 28, 2014: England's dressing room will be a better place without Kevin Pietersen, according to his former team-mate, Matt Prior

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

ECB acts to bolster Cook captaincy

Feb 9, 2014: Banishment of Kevin Pietersen is intended to strengthen Cook's captaincy but by intervening so strongly on his behalf the ECB risks undermining his reputation

David Hopps

England news

Pietersen falls victim to a very English revolution

Feb 6, 2014: A players' meeting in which Kevin Pietersen criticised Andy Flower sowed the seeds of his exclusion from England's future plans

David Hopps

England news

Prior, Broad talk man down from bridge

Jan 8, 2014: England players Matt Prior and Stuart Broad were reportedly involved in preventing a man jump from a bridge near the team's hotel in Sydney

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Ashes 2013-14

A catalogue of underperformance

Jan 6, 2014: ESPNcricinfo examines how England's players acquitted themselves during the disastrous 5-0 defeat in Australia

George Dobell

Where's the human touch?

Jan 1, 2014: There was something about England's cricket team, even when it was winning, that did not entirely connect with the public mood

David Hopps

The Ashes 2013-14

'Doesn't get any harder than this' - Prior

Dec 11, 2013: Matt Prior accepted that the England side was struggling for form but said that he was counting on the side's ability to fight its way out of a corner in the third Ashes Test, which starts in Perth on Friday

George Dobell in Perth
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