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Ashes injury cloud hangs over Prior
England's wicketkeeper Matt Prior is under a fitness cloud 12 days before the first Ashes Test in Brisbane; he was unable to take the field with the tourists against Australia A in Hobart due to a calf problem.
Prior batted when the match resumed after two days of rain, falling lbw when trying to sweep the left-arm spinner Jon Holland after making 26.
However he did not join his team-mates in the middle when the captain Alastair Cook declared, undergoing treatment for what the ECB described as a "tight left calf".
Joe Root kept wicket in Prior's place, with the reserve gloveman Jonny Bairstow not in the playing eleven. Root kept despite Australia A raising no objections when England requested whether or not Bairstow could substitute for Prior.
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