New Indian Express – BRISBANE: Former England wicketkeeper Matt Prior hit back at Nathan Lyon for saying Australia aimed to “end careers” in the Ashes series, warning the spinner his words could come back to haunt him.

Summary

  • BRISBANE: Former England wicketkeeper Matt Prior hit back at Nathan Lyon for saying Australia aimed to “end careers” in the Ashes series, warning the spinner his words could come back to haunt him.
  • The spat revealed the depths of rivalry between the two camps, with Lyon and Prior waging a war of words over the 2013-2014 series, where Australia humiliated England to complete just the third whitewash in Ashes history.
  • Lyon told reporters on Wednesday ahead of the first Test in Brisbane that many in the England squad remain shaken by left-armer Mitchell Johnson’s assault four years ago.
  • Lyon’s comments were backed up by Johnson, who said his former team-mate was only saying what “we all heard before”.
  • The first Ashes Test starts in Brisbane on Thursday, with England captain Joe Root saying his team were “about due” to end their poor record at the Gabba and upset Australia.


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