Cup call-up thrills Prior

Matt Prior is confident he will prove the England selectors right following his recall for the World Cup.

Prior was the surprise selection in yesterday's 15-man squad when, despite having not played a one-day international for almost a year, he was named ahead of fellow wicketkeeper Steven Davies.

The Ashes winner flew to Hobart to rejoin the squad yesterday and is set to go straight into the team for the second match of the series against Australia.

He is also set to take over Davies' vacated place at the top of the order - a position he has not filled for England since November 2008.

But the right-hander believes the role is best suited to his hard-hitting style and is looking forward to facing the new ball alongside skipper Andrew Strauss.

"It's the role that I enjoy and one that I want to play in one-day cricket," he said.

"I think Strauss and I will form a pretty good partnership. We get on very well and run well between the wickets so hopefully we can get the team off to a good start."

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