Alastair Cook confident of Matt Prior fitness

England captain Alastair Cook reveals that Matt Prior is "99% certain" to be fit for Wednesday's Test series opener against India.

England captain Alastair Cook has revealed that Matt Prior is "99% certain" to be fit for Wednesday's Test series opener against India.

Jos Buttler was called into the squad on Tuesday morning as cover for Prior, who experienced some trouble with his thigh at the start of the week.

However, Cook is confident that Prior will be fit enough to keep wicket against the Indians at Trent Bridge tomorrow.

"Fingers crossed he should be alright. We're 99% certain that he'll be fine. We'll have a little check in the morning just to make sure," he told reporters.

Meanwhile, Cook has admitted that he is desperate to score runs during the five-Test series following doubts over his captaincy.

Jos Buttler of England takes part in a wicketkeeping drill during a nets session at Sir Viv Richards Cricket Ground on February 24, 2014
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