England wicketkeeper Davies disappointed over World Cup omission

Friday, January 21, 2011

HOBART - Steven Davies has admitted that he is disappointed at not being named as England’s wicketkeeper for next month’s 50-over World Cup in the Indian subcontinent.

Matt Prior has been chosen in place of Davies in Andy Flower’s 15-man squad for the two-month tournament.

“Naturally I’m very disappointed to miss out on selection for the World Cup and it’s been a tough couple of days, but all I can do is accept the decision the selectors have made and continue to work hard to get back into the England side,” the Daily Mail quoted Davies, as saying.

“I’m aware that there are areas of my game I need to work on and I intend to spend the next few months doing just that to prove to the selectors that I have the ability to perform at the highest level in international cricket,” he added.

Davies had scored 42 from 35 balls in Sunday’s six-wicket defeat in the opening ODI match in Melbourne.

The 24-year-old has scored 244 runs from seven ODIs at an average of 34.85, and has already matched Prior’s best score of 87.

However, England coach Flower had said that he thought Prior was a better option on the sub-continent pitches. (ANI)

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