Matt Prior said he was advised to
One of the most prolific wicketkeeper-batsmen in the history of the international game, Matt Prior played the last of his 79 Tests for England in last summer's Test Match against India at Lord's.
Australian Trevor Bayliss succeeded Peter Moores, who was sacked following a dismal World Cup and a disappointing Test series in the West Indies.
Kevin Pietersen says it is sad for him to sit out of the England team and insists newly-appointed ODI captain Eoin Morgan wants him back in the side.
Among the 'offences' of which Kevin Pietersen, effectively sacked by England after their 2013/14 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia, was accused were "staring out the window" and "looking at his watch" during team meetings led by then coach Andy Flower.
In his no holds barred autobiography, Kevin Pietersen recalled his sacking from the team but also hoped for a comeback.
Kevin Pietersen has made shocking revelations in his autobiography, mainly 'targeting' former coach Andy Flower and Matt Prior. England spinner Graeme Swann though has hit back at KP.
Kevin Pietersen made sensational claims of bullying in England team and while Nasser Hussain says he has agreed with most of what has been said, he believed Pietersen cannot return to playing for the national cricket team.
Kevin Pietersen slammed England team's culture in an explosive interview but Matt Prior has vowed to hit back at him, especially as he was 'targeted' specifically.
Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler and four others have been awarded their first England contracts. Jonathan Trott, Matt Prior and axed Kevin Pietersen were among the players to lose central-contract status.
Following surgery on the patella tendon in his knee, Stuart Broad, 28, is hoping to be ready in time to join England's World Cup preparations in a tri-series against hosts Australia and India in January. Matt Prior, 32, has missed much of this season's international schedule, having decided after England's Test defeat against India at Lord's in Jul...
Stuart Broad's injury problems have doubled. He was already suffering from a knee problem. and on Saturday he suffered a broken nose when he top-edged a Varun Aaron bouncer. Matt Prior opted out for the rest of the summer to recuperate from an Achilles tendon injury.
Jos Buttler, 23, has played 63 times in limited-overs cricket for his country and will now make his debut on Sunday in the third Test against India at Southampton.
Jos Buttler replaces Matt Prior in England squad for third Test against India.
Matt Prior has had a torrid season behind the stumps and his rash dismissal, unwisely hooking Ishant Sharma, played a key role in England's second innings collapse. He has dropped six catches of varying difficulty this season and with the bat he has averaged just 25.
Matt Prior, 32, said he needed time off to treat injuries, including an Achilles problem that will need surgery, which has affected his form.
India declared their second innings on 391 for nine as a draw was agreed after tea on the final day. Stuart Binny hit a fifty while Bhuvneshwar Kumar scored twin half-centuries and also bagged his maiden five-wicket haul.
England, who are hoping to avoid an Ashes whitewash in Sydney, could be without Monty Panesar, who is suffering from a calf injury. Meanwhile Jonny Bairstow is likely to retain his place behind the stumps in place of Matt Prior.