Ashes

Panesar doubtful, Prior out

2014-01-02 09:14
Monty Panesar (Getty)

Sydney - England have concerns over the fitness of spinner Monty Panesar but wicketkeeper Matt Prior will not return to the team for the fifth Ashes Test against Australia, captain Alastair Cook said on Thursday.

With England's best spinner Graeme Swann having retired after the Ashes were relinquished after the third test in Perth, Panesar would have been expected to be have been part of the side.

"He's still a fantastic cricketer, he's 31 maybe? He's still got a lot of Test cricket available to him if he wants it and he goes back to scoring runs for Sussex and pushing hard whoever's the keeper at the time."

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