Cooking up a comeback

Published: 12/12/2013

Down. Nearly out? Don’t expect England wicketkeeper Matt Prior to be anything other than bullish in the extreme in his defence of his captain and his team’s prospects for the third Ashes Test which starts in Perth tomorrow.

No meek surrender from the Sussex man, despite two trouncings in the opening two matches as Prior blazed away in support of his leader Alastair Cook and England’s chance of gaining a foothold in a fast unravelling series.

Cook will win his 100th Test cap, as will his opposite number Michael Clarke, in a match the two chief protagonists could hardly be approaching in more contrasting circumstances.

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