England's Anderson out of first S. Africa Test

England’s Anderson out of first S. Africa Test


England paceman James Anderson has been ruled out of the first Test against South Africa with a calf strain, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Thursday.”@jimmy9 ruled out of the first Test vs @OfficialCSA with a calf strain. He’ll be assessed for 2nd Test,” the ECB wrote on its official Twitter account.
Anderson, England’s leading Test wicket-taker, underwent a scan on his right calf muscle on Tuesday and will not be risked for the first Test, which begins on Boxing Day.England hope that the 33-year-old will be fit for the second Test in Cape Town on January 2.Anderson was present for training on the Kingsmead outfield on Thursday,but was restricted to kicking a football around with bowling coach Ottis Gibson.Warwickshire’s Chris Woakes is expected to take his place for the first Test.(BSS/AFP)


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