England looks for wicketkeeper as Matt Prior out of action due to Achilles injury

ANI| Updated: May 12, 2014, 19:36 PM IST

London: Domestic England cricketer Craig Kieswetter or Steve Davies might return to Test cricket with the national side looking for a wicketkeeper as Matt Prior would be missing from action due to his Achilles injury.

England are reportedly thinking about turning to a wicketkeeper who did not tour with them in Australia and with Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler failing to instill enough confidence to be handed the Test team`s gloves against Sri Lanka, the doors seem to open for Kieswetter or possibly Davies to return.

According to the Mirror, South African-born Somerset wicketkeeper Kieswetter, who last played for the national side in January 2013, is set to face tough competition from Surrey`s wicket-keeper batsman Davies for the Test team job.

However, England Test and ODI captain Alastair Cook wants robust Prior to do the job, but the current wicketkeeper suffered a relapse in his injury last week and is currently battling to get to the field again and play, the report added.