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Matt Prior

Key facts

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 has developed into the ideal modern-day Test wicketkeeper-batsman. His glovework has improved markedly since he made his international debut, yet it is his batting that has allowed him to establish himself as one of the world's best performers in his position. Prior is a naturally attacking player capable of taking games away from opposing teams, but also possesses a sound technique and temperament which enables him to dig in and play long innings when necessary. A Sussex player throughout his career, Pri...

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