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Matt Prior

Matt Prior

india Updated: Oct 23, 2006 16:59 IST

 Date of Birth: 26 February 1982, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
 ODI Debut: Against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in 2004
 Bats: Right Hand Bat
 Fielding position: Wicketkeeper

Matthew Prior moved to England from South Africa and represented England at all ages, up to and including the Under-19 squad, making his Sussex debut in 2001. An aggressive batsman whose wicketkeeping development has been slightly hampered by having to share county duties with Tim Ambrose, he toured India with the England A side in 2003-04.

He was selected to tour Zimbabwe as part of England's one-day squad in November 2004 and played in just one match, striking 35. He rejoined the A team for their series against United Arab Emirates and, after an unconvincing first match - he made 0 - he went on hit 84, 56 and 122 not out. He had less success in the subsequent triangular tournament against Sri Lanka A and Pakistan A, but is certainly one to watch fot the future.

First Published: Feb 15, 2006 18:04 IST