England short of match practice - Prior
- From the section Cricket
Wicketkeeper-batsman Matt Prior says a lack of match practice was a factor in England's first Test defeat against Pakistan in Dubai.
Prior tells BBC Sport's Joe Wilson that the break before Christmas was "invaluable" but, despite a lot of hard work in training, it affected the performance of the players.
England trail Pakistan 1-0 in the three-match series and the 29-year-old accepts that England's pride is at stake in the second Test, which starts on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi.