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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

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 5th day

Siddle and Harris give Australia 2-0 lead

Dec 9, 2013: Australia took a 2-0 lead in the Ashes series, with three to play as they inflicted a 218-run defeat on England in the Adelaide Test to follow up their overwhelming 381-run win in the opening match in Brisbane

The Report by David Hopps at Adelaide Oval

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

Wretched, weak, timid and gormless

Dec 7, 2013: England's batsmen threw their wickets away and set the team on a path to destruction in a display that must rank among their most humiliating

George Dobell at Adelaide Oval

The Ashes 2013-14

Prior searches for an end to slump

Dec 1, 2013: Cricketers often face demoralising periods of failure which they are resilient enough to survive. Matt Prior needs to arrest a prolonged batting decline to lift England's Ashes challenge

David Hopps

CA Chairman's XI v England XI, Tour match, Alice Springs, 1st day

Ballance lone bright spot for England

Nov 29, 2013: Gary Ballance pressed his claims for a Test debut with a half-century but England were otherwise underwhelming against weak opposition

George Dobell in Alice Springs

The masks we wear

Nov 28, 2013: Often what we see of cricketers on the field is not their real selves. It's just a facade that hides the confusion that resides within

Martin Crowe

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

England unravelling through run drought

Nov 24, 2013: They have slumped from grinding sides down with mountains of runs to battling to stay in matches

Jarrod Kimber in Brisbane

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

Familiar tale from shell-shocked England

Nov 22, 2013: England's first Test collapse has has become a recurring failure and one that should be keeping Andy Flower and company awake at night

George Dobell in Brisbane

The Ashes 2013-14

Recovering Prior a chance to play

Nov 18, 2013: Matt Prior has provided a boost for the England team by coming through a long training session unscathed a few days ahead of the first Ashes Test

George Dobell in Brisbane

The Ashes 2013-14

Prior's calf tear puts Bairstow in line

Nov 11, 2013: Jonny Bairstow may be in line for an unexpected turn as England's Ashes wicketkeeper after scans revealed Matt Prior had suffered a left calf tear during the Australia A match in Hobart and is ruled out of the final warm-up match against an Invitational X

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

The Ashes 2013-14

Prior to have scan on calf injury

Nov 9, 2013: England's wicketkeeper Matt Prior is under a fitness cloud 12 days before the first Ashes Test in Brisbane

Daniel Brettig

WA Chairman's XI v England XI, Perth, 3rd day

Everything 'fantastic' for Prior

Nov 2, 2013: Matt Prior might have been standing in for the first time as an England captain, but he proved in Perth that he has already mastered the art of positive thinking

David Hopps

WA Chairman's XI v England XI, Tour match, Perth

England's tall quicks go head-to-head

Oct 30, 2013: England have set up a potential fast-bowling shootout in their opening tour match against a Western Australia Chairman's XI with Boyd Rankin, Steven Finn and Chris Tremlett all vying for what is likely to be the final bowling slot

David Hopps

'I never want to average 20 in a series again'

Oct 27, 2013: As England seek to defend the Ashes two months after retaining it, they will hope Matt Prior, who knows a thing or two about endurance and dealing with failure, returns to form

Andrew McGlashan
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