Prior hits back at Lyon ahead of Ashes

2017-11-21 17:02
Nathan Lyon (Getty Images)

Cape Town - It wouldn't quite be the Ashes if there wasn't an exchange of insults between England and Australia before a ball was bowled. 

The pre-series sledging this time around has been particularly bad. 

Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon is the latest player to make headlines after his comments suggesting that it wad the aim of the Australian side to get England's Joe Root dropped as captain of the national side. 

Lyon was referring to the 2013/14 Ashes which Australia won 5-0 on home soil. 

Root, who had a poor series, was dropped for the fifth and final series. 

Now, though, he is considered one of the best batsman in the world. That didn't stop Lyon from suggesting that it would be "good" to get him dropped again. 

Lyon also suggested that former England wicketkeeper Matt Prior had been "scared" to face Mitchell Johnson during that series. 

Prior, taking to Twitter on Tuesday, hit back at Lyon with some harsh words of his own.

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