No rest for England’s heroes
Filed Under: Opinion, Sports | Posted: 08/28/2009 at 7:15AM
Comments | Region: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
"It’s not ideal to be turning around and getting straight on a plane," said wicketkeeper Matt Prior.
"I had to make a quick dash home to pick up my coloured pads and one-day kit.
"But the boys have got their heads around it and now we’re just concentrating on the job."
"If you want to perform at a high level throughout, you have to be very fit," said Prior.
"Personally I have lost a bit of weight since the
"I was really happy," said Prior.
"The one disappointment was that I didn’t get a hundred, and Andrew Strauss has been saying we need to score more of them.
"I suppose it was asking a lot of myself when I ran myself out twice in the series. "I was gutted when Marcus North hit one stump from the boundary at Lord’s because I thought I might be on for a big score there.
"And at the Oval too, that was just one of those days when you go out to bat and you just feel in great rhythm."
"Of course, I knew I only had myself to blame for being dropped," he said.
"And I knew that there was no magic solution – I just had to keep working hard, prepare in a way that gave myself the best possible chance, and I might get another go.
"I don’t think I’ve cracked it now, and I haven’t stopped trying to improve. I think that’s one of the strengths of my game."