|South Africa v England third Take a look at|
|Venue: St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth Dates: 16-20 January Time: 08: 00 GMT|
|Coverage: The Cricket Social and dwell textual state material commentary on the BBC Sport web pages.|
England captain Joe Root neglected be aware for the third Take a look at against South Africa with a abdominal upset.
Root, 29, stayed at the crew resort while gamers skilled on Sunday nonetheless he is anticipated to be fit for the match, which begins on Thursday.
The four-match collection is 1-1 after England’s 189-coast victory in Cape Town.
Ollie Pope, Chris Woakes and Jack Leach were ruled out of the 107-coast first-Take a look at defeat in Centurion, while Root, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes spent break day the sphere.
All-rounder Woakes has been declared fit for the third Take a look at at Port Elizabeth, nonetheless there are quiet doubts over tempo bowlers Jofra Archer and Trace Wood.
Archer neglected the 2nd Take a look at with a factual elbow damage, while Wood has lengthy-standing knee and aspect injuries.
Each and each Archer and Wood bowled in Sunday’s be aware, with Archer doing so at a lowered tempo.
Leach has recovered from illness nonetheless his Somerset crew-mate Dom Bess, who took two wickets in the 2nd Take a look at, is anticipated to retain his region earlier than him.
Meanwhile, wicketkeeper Jos Buttler has apologised for swearing at South Africa tempo bowler Vernon Philander throughout the final Take a look at.
Buttler used to be fined 15% of his match price after he used to be heard on the stump microphone the exhaust of an obscenity throughout England’s thrilling 189-coast shield.
“As feature objects we enjoy an responsibility to behave in a particular technique,” Buttler suggested Take a look at Match Special.
“Or now not it is upright a form of issues, the warmth of the 2nd and a piece of of purple mist.
“In Take a look at cricket there are many excessive emotions every so regularly and issues can even be stated that don’t necessarily mean the rest.”