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Tale of two 'keepers rules headlines

August 10, 2007

It was almost inevitable that much of the coverage of day one of the third Test, especially in the British media, would center on Matt Prior. Jonathan Agnew is lenient towards Matt Prior, in his Test Match Special column; he points out that Prior has missed just a couple of chances in the last seven Tests.

What he does not point out is the 21 byes he added to the Indian total, bringing his tally to 58 in three completed innings, and two unfinished ones.

Also Read: Bowling short spells has worked: Zaheer

In The Telegraph, Derek Pringle has much to say about Priorís footwork or lack thereof, and also on the wisdom-- or lack thereof-- of picking a keeper who can bat, as opposed to one who can keep; he also says that despite the seemingly conclusive evidence of the Snickometer, Dinesh Karthik admitted that he got some kind of edge on Sidebottom delivery that did him when he was two boundary hits shy of a century.
Photographs: Getty Images | Text: Prem Panicker
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