Matt Prior: 'England need to start better against New Zealand'

Matt Prior
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Matt Prior says that England need to be on their game right from the start against New Zealand in their second Test match.

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has underlined the importance of making a good start against New Zealand in the second Test on Wednesday.

The first Test between the two teams in Dunedin ended in a draw.

"Our main focus is on starting a lot better than in the last Test," Prior told BBC Sport. "I'm sure the Kiwi bowlers will be feeling it.

"Any seamer bowling 40 overs is a mammoth effort. I'd rather have been batting for 170 overs than fielding, let's put it that way."

The second Test will be held in Wellington.

New Zealand's Tim Southee appeals for a wicket during the fifth day of the first test against England on March 9, 2013
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