England call up Davies as cover for Prior

Updated: 06 June 2012 23:04 IST

England have called Surrey wicketkeeper Steven Davies into their squad for the third Test against the West Indies here at Edgbaston as cover for first choice gloveman Matt Prior.

England call up Davies as cover for Prior

Birmingham, England:

England have called Surrey wicketkeeper Steven Davies into their squad for the third Test against the West Indies here at Edgbaston as cover for first choice gloveman Matt Prior.


Sussex stumper Prior is suffering from an eye infection and an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement Wednesday said: "Surrey wicketkeeper Steve Davies called into Test squad as cover for Matt Prior who has an eye infection. Davies will be released on Thursday morning if not required."

Davies, 25, has yet to make his Test debut but has played eight one-day internationals and five Twenty20 internationals.

England had a second wicket-keeper in their original 12-man squad in Yorkshire's Jonathan Bairstow.

But in his two Test appearances, both in this series, Bairstow, the son of former England keeper David, has played as a batsman only.

England lead the three-match series 2-0.



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