Buttler called up as Prior cover

Hampshire Chronicle: Jos Buttler has been called up as cover for Matt Prior Jos Buttler has been called up as cover for Matt Prior

England have called up uncapped Jos Buttler as cover for wicketkeeper Matt Prior, who has a minor thigh injury but still hopes to play in the first Investec Test.

Prior hurt himself in training on Monday, but was set to take a full part in practice on the eve of the first Test of five against India at Trent Bridge.

The England and Wales Cricket Board said on Twitter: "Jos Buttler called into the England squad as cover for Matt Prior, who experienced some mild tightness in his right thigh yesterday.

"... will continue to be assessed during training before a decision is made about his fitness for the 1st Investec Test."

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