‘I’m sure it won’t be long’ before Prior is firing on all cylinders again, says Jos Buttler

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“It’s only a matter of time before he gets a big score”

England Twenty20 wicketkeeper Jos Buttler has announced that he is confident it “won’t be long” before vice-captain and Test keeper Matt Prior is firing on all cylinders again.

Buttler’s comments come after Prior has only managed to score 107 runs at a dismal average of 17.83 in three Test matches against Australia.

“Everyone knows what a quality cricketer Matt is,” Buttler told Sky Sports. “He has shown that over a number of years for England and he’s obviously a big voice in the dressing room as well.

“He is vice-captain so he is a massive player for England and I’m sure it won’t be long until he is back to his best form and that’s only going to help England.

“I’m sure it’s not far away, I’m sure he’ll feel in great nick himself and it’s only a matter of time before he gets a big score.”

Buttler also noted that he wants to start representing England in other formats of the game.

“Everyone wants to play for England and there is always going to be competition and it’s everyone’s ambition in county cricket – they want to play for England,” he said.

The 23-year-old also revealed that he was “really looking forward” to representing Lancashire in next year’s county season after moving there from Somerset.

“I’m really looking forward to my move to Lancashire,” Buttler said. “I think that’s going to take my career onto the next level and I’m looking forward to working with (coach) Peter Moores and being the number one keeper there.”

Buttler is now looking to make an impact in the Big Bash League (BBL), where he will be representing the Melbourne Renegades.

“The standard is really high over here and there are some top players in this competition,” he said. “So all the exposure you get against different players and in different environments can only aid you in preparation and increasing your profile and becoming a better player.”

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