Mark Wood and Jack Leach were taken away of the second test against South Africa in New Lands. England was late in taking decision on fitness of Archer as he was struggling with injury on an elbow. On Friday match going to start in Cape Town and this paceman presence is still a doubt.
Spinner Leach was badly affected by sickness which swept through the camp and he couldn’t be attend able to play and fast bowler Wood is not yet fully recovered from side and knee problems.
“ It will be another late call” said Captain Joe Root when asked about Archer’s availability.
We unable to balance the side up as we not knowing exactly how Jofra be able to fit. He had this before I think and is a recurring injury which seemed to be painful and sore when he did pull up on last Wednesday.
With a series of 1-0 Proteas were in a leading position in the four-match series with a score 109 run victory at Centurion.