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The Ashes: The wicketkeepers

Matt Prior in action with the bat, Brad Haddin keeps to spinner Nathan Hauritz

Replacing the one-off Adam Gilchrist is like asking an A-Level art student to recreate Titian's Assumption of the Virgin with a toddler's painting set.

While Brad Haddin is fully aware he is filling the gloves of a legend, the man from New South Wales is a competent keeper with the ability to bat with freedom and aggression, not too dissimilar to Gilchrist.

The talent of Matt Prior with the bat is uncontested - he could find himself walking in at six with Flintoff relegated to seven.

But his glovework remains a work in progress, as does his footwork standing up to the stumps against the spinners.



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