Kieswetter admits eyeing Prior's Test place

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London, Apr 17 (ANI): Somerset wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter has admitted that he is now eyeing Matt Prior's Test place after forcing him out of the World Twenty20 England squad.

Kieswetter praised his rival, and said that their battle for the wicket keeping slot will only benefit the England side.

Kieswetter is a star in the making, having scored a maiden one-day century in just his third international during the tour of Bangladesh.

Prior remains England's first-choice stumper for one-day and Test cricket, but will now have to score some serious runs to keep Kieswetter at bay, The Sun reports.

"Matt is a really cool bloke and was so welcoming and friendly to me when I came into the squad in Bangladesh. We trained hard together and showed we can play in the same one-day side," he said.

"I may have got the Twenty20 place but we're both professionals and don't take selection personally, whichever way it works out. Obviously long term Test cricket is a goal, but Matt has the gloves there and in the one-dayers," Kieswetter said.

"So for me it's just a case of playing as hard as I can in anticipation of an opportunity," he added.

Kieswetter's big break came in Abu Dhabi, where as part of the England Lions side he helped defeat the first team at T20. (ANI)

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