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England pace bowler James Anderson could be ruled out for the first Test against South Africa in Durban due to tightness in his right calf.
Anderson, who allegedly has been aware of the issue throughout the tour, reported feeling pain in his calf on Monday and underwent a scan on Tuesday. The 33-year-old’s results will be evaluated by the England and Wales Cricket Board’ (ECB) medical staff before a decision is taken on whether Anderson will be fit for the first Test, which starts on Boxing Day.
Should Anderson not feature in the first Test, head coach Trevor Bayliss has numerous options to choose from for his replacement as Stuart Broad, Liam Plunkett, Steven Finn, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes and uncapped left-arm seamer Mark Footitt are all available.