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Prior looks ahead as surgery date set

Aug 15, 2014: Matt Prior will have surgery early next month to try and overcome the Achilles problem which forced him to take a break from the game and admitted he has "a long road back."

George Dobell

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CA removes Prior fumbles package

Aug 8, 2014: Cricket Australia has removed a video from its website after the ECB alleged it breached their copyright agreement

George Dobell

Time to pension off the seniors?

Jul 24, 2014: If England are going to win nothing, history suggests it might be worth their while to win nothing with kids

Rob Smyth

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One battle too far for Prior

Jul 22, 2014: The last year has not been kind to Matt Prior but that should not diminish what he achieved for England and, if his career does prove to be over, he can be remembered as a key part of the period of sustained success

George Dobell

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Prior steps aside for the summer

Jul 21, 2014: Matt Prior has decided to stand down from Test cricket for the rest of the summer due to injury. Prior has been suffering from an Achilles problem and will have an operation to rectify the issue

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's 5th day

Hapless England victims of failing system

Jul 21, 2014: Previous England inadequacies were masked by a handful of excellent players but now the national side are showing the results of an environment too cosy for those whose faces fit and one that ostracises the rest

George Dobell at Lord's

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Cook reiterates he is no quitter

Jul 21, 2014: Alastair Cook, England's beleaguered captain, reiterated his desire to stay in the job after defeat to India at Lord's extended the team's winless run to ten matches

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Farbrace defends senior players

Jul 20, 2014: Paul Farbrace insisted England's senior players could not be praised highly enough despite recent results at the close of play on the fourth day of the second Investec Test at Lord's

George Dobell

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Scars of the old era haunt England

Jul 20, 2014: It will take something remarkable for England to chase down their target and the more evidence that is displayed suggests more fresh faces need to brought into the team in place of mentally scarred seniors

George Dobell at Lord's

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

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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
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