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Matt Prior

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Full Name: Matthew James Prior
Born: February 26 1982 , Johannesburg
Country: England
County: Sussex
Other teams: England Lions, England Under-19
Test debut: England v West Indies, Lord's, May 17-21 2007
ODI debut: Zimbabwe v England, Bulawayo, Dec 5 2004
T20 debut: England v West Indies, The Oval, June 28 2007
Batting Style: Right-hand bat


A confident and skilful performer both in front of and behind the stumps, Prior developed into the ideal modern-day Test wicketkeeper-batsman. His glovework improved markedly after his international debut, yet it was his batting that allowed him to establish himself as one of the world's best performers in his position. A naturally attacking player capable of taking games away from opposing teams, Prior also possessed a sound technique and temperament which enabled him to dig in and play long innings when necessary. A Sussex player throughout his career, Prior made his first England app...

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