Morgan happy to hand back keeper's glove back to Prior

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Johannesburg, Oct.1 (ANI): Eoin Morgan has given the wicketkeeping gloves back to fit-again Matt Prior for tomorrow's Champions Trophy semi-final against Australia, and vowed never to do the job again.

Prior has been struck down by a virus, leaving Morgan to step into the breach in the last two games against South Africa and New Zealand.

A mixture of bruised hands and aching limbs have warned 23-year-old Morgan off the job for life, despite conceding no byes, securing a run-out and taking three catches.

"It is not ideal to have a stand-in keeper, but he has done an incredible job. Two games, no byes and three catches is not bad," The Mirror quoted England off spinner Graeme Swann, as saying.

"He was saying he never wants to do it again because his hands are killing him and his body is hurting in places he never knew existed. He now accepts keeping wicket is the hardest job in cricket - the rest of us know it's not and it is actually the easiest job! But he's done with it now," Swann added.Morgan has been praised by all and sundry since landing in South Africa, especially by likely ICC world player of the year Andrew Strauss.

Strauss said: "I've always felt he's got all the attributes to do well at this level. He's got a huge array of shots and is a very calm individual. He has been as impressive as any 23-year-old I've seen in the game ever. It is great to see him coming through." (ANI)

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