Matt Prior pulls himself out from the remainder of the Test series

Matt Prior has pulled himself off the ongoing Test series against India citing fitness issues. The 32-year old wicket-keeper also admitted that a string of injuries has affected his performances and hopes to have an Achilles operation done during the rest period.

The decision I’ve made is that I’m unavailable for the rest of this series due to my fitness,” he said. “I’m not retiring or anything like that I would still love to play for England and I still know what I can offer to England but right now I’m not physically able to be at the level I need to be in order to perform at my level. I’m not doing justice to myself and more importantly the team and that is what matters first and foremost,” Prior said.

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