Mark Wooden additionally in rivalry for Port Elizabeth fixture from January 16
Final Up to date: 04/01/20 12:54pm
England seamer Jofra Archer is ready to be match for the third Check in opposition to South Africa after a second scan confirmed no severe injury to his proper elbow.
The 24-year-old missed the second sport of the sequence in Cape City however may now return in Port Elizabeth from January 16 with assessments displaying solely bruising.
Archer – who claimed his third Check five-wicket haul in England’s defeat within the sequence opener at Centurion – might be joined within the aspect by fellow seamer Mark Wooden.
Wooden has not bowled in a match for the reason that World Cup closing at Lord’s in July and performed his final Check in opposition to West Indies in February, however is seemingly now over aspect and knee accidents.
The 29-year-old has stepped up his coaching and bowled with good tempo through the lunch break on day two of the second Check at Newlands.
Archer and Wooden have by no means performed a Check collectively however fashioned a potent partnership in white-ball cricket final summer time as England received the 50-over World Cup for the primary time.
Archer has claimed 30 wickets in seven Exams at a median of 27.40, whereas Wooden has bagged 36 in 13 Exams at a median of 37.36.
Watch continued protection of the second Check, at Newlands in Cape City, reside on Sky Sports activities Cricket.