'Gun for hire' Flintoff always welcome in England dressing room: Prior

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London, Sep.23 (ANI): England wicket keeper Matt Prior has said that Andrew Flintoff's decision to adopt a new globetrotting freelance cricket career would not affect his popularity in the England dressing room.

Putting aside all speculations regarding Freddie being shunned by his teammates for 'gun for hire' decision, Prior said the players won't have any problems if a 'fit and firing' Flintoff is selected for the England ODI or T20 teams.

"As a dressing room we don't really talk about these things. People make decisions on their careers depending on where they are at. When you are in an England side you are only focused on the win - the team goal is more important than any individual," The Sun quoted Prior, as saying.

"But Fred brings a huge amount with him and it's always fantastic to have him around.

At the end of the day it's about performing. As an international side, that's the currency we deal in," he added.

For the time being, the English wicketkeeper is focused on the Champions Trophy only.

Prior said that even after the 6-1 drubbing in the one-day series against Australia, the team is all charged up for the mega event.

"The Champions Trophy is a new tournament with a fresh slate. We're not 6-1 down to anyone, we're dead level. A change of venue and scenery could freshen us up too," he said. (ANI)

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