Prior blow for England ahead of semi-final

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The Independent Online

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has been ruled out of the rest of the Champions Trophy due to illness.

Prior, 27, was not deemed fit enough to face Australia in the semi-final at Centurion today and has been replaced in the official 15-man squad by Steven Davies.

Prior succumbed to a virus during the group stage of the tournament and missed England's matches with South Africa and New Zealand, with Eoin Morgan deputising behind the stumps.