English’s wicketkeeper batsman Matt Prior seemed vulnerable following a poor dismissal that sparked the hosts collapse to defeat post lunch break. The 95 run defeat by Indian in the 2nd test at Lord’s on Monday has given a reason to Matt to take a break form the game for the rest of the domestic season.
Matt Prior told the England and Wales Cricket Board website that he is taking a break from cricket. He hasn’t retired from the international cricket, but his future seems in severe question as far as his injury issues are considered. Prior said, “I’m not doing justice to myself and more importantly the team and that is what matters first and foremost”.
Matt Prior said after the decision that he has time and he desires to be pro-active about how he deals with it and probably he will go for an operation. Talking with the media, he also said, “I’ve always said as long as I can do my job I will manage the pain and get on with it, but it has now got to the point where I can’t do my job to the level I expect of myself.”
Matt Prior has played 79 tests since making his debut in 2007, scoring over 4,000 runs, including 7 hundred at an average of 40.18.