ENGLAND wicketkeeper Matt Prior believes it’s about time England did themselves justice at the World Cup.
Embarrassing defeats by Bangladesh and Ireland were offset by a victory over South Africa and a remarkable tie against India in the group stages as England limped unimpressively into the last eight.
Andrew Strauss’s men face co-hosts Sri Lanka on Saturday and Prior hopes the knockout stages will bring out the best in him and his side.
He said: “We came here to win the World Cup, and if you leave having not won it you will be disappointed.
“We’re at the sexy part of the competition – the knockout stages – and everything that has gone on before is irrelevant.
“To win an Ashes and to win a World Cup in a winter is something quite phenomenal.
“It’s something all these guys in this dressing room are fighting to do. Anything short of that, and we’ll be disappointed.”