Matt Prior ruled out of England's final Ashes warm-up

Bairstow replaced Prior for a four-day fixture against an Australian Invitational XI at the Sydney Cricket Ground from Wednesday.

updated: November 11, 2013 12:49 IST
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Sydney: Wicketkeeper Matt Prior was on Monday ruled out of England's final Ashes warm-up match in Sydney with a calf muscle injury, opening the door for Jonny Bairstow.

Prior felt tightness in his calf when attempting a quick single while batting on the final day of England's rain-affected match against Australia A in Hobart on Saturday and the England Cricket Board said he would be rested.

"Matt Prior ruled out of final warm-up match at Sydney after a scan revealed a low grade tear in his calf," the ECB said on Twitter.

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