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Matt Prior
Matt Prior
Personal information
Full name Matthew James Prior
Born 26 February 1982 (1982-02-26) (age 35)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicketkeeper-Batsman
International information
National side England
Test debut (cap 635) 17 May 2007 v West Indies
Last Test 14 January 2010 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 187) 5 December 2004 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 25 September 2009 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 23
Domestic team information
Years Team
2001 – present Sussex (squad no. 13)
2002 MCC
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODI FC LA
Matches 32 55 169 202
Runs scored 1,770 1066 9,525 4,700
Batting average 42.14 25.38 39.85 27.81
100s/50s 3/14 0/2 22/54 4/26
Top score 131* 87 201* 144
Catches/stumpings 84/3 60/4 406/25 173/27
Source: CricketArchive, 2 August 2010


Matthew James Prior (born 26 February 1982, Johannesburg, South Africa) is an English One Day International (ODI) and Test cricketer who plays domestic cricket for Sussex. He is a wicket-keeper, and his aggressive right-handed batting enables him to open the innings in ODI matches. With an international Test debut score of 126, Prior became the first English wicket-keeper to hit a century in his debut match in early 2007. His glovework, however, was criticised. Despite a successful tour of Sri Lanka with the bat, Prior's keeping was less successful, and he was dropped from the team for the 2008 tour of New Zealand. He returned for the 2008 series against South Africa, and was retained into 2009, where he became the second fastest England keeper to reach 1,000 Test runs, behind Les Ames.


External linksEdit


Sussex County Cricket Club - Current squad
Coach
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Current England Squad

 Strauss (c)   Cook   Collingwood   Bell   Morgan   Pietersen   Trott   Prior   Bresnan   Swann   Anderson   Broad   Finn   Sidebottom   Tredwell 

Coach
Flag of Zimbabwe Andy Flower



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