Anderson to miss remainder of South Africa Test series

By Sports Desk January 08, 2020

James Anderson will miss the remainder of England's Test series against South Africa due to a rib injury.

Anderson, the tourists' all-time leading Test wicket-taker, sustained the damage to his left rib during day five of England's victory in the second Test at Newlands.

The 37-year-old could only bowl eight overs as England strived to level the series in Cape Town and he will play no part in the matches in Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg.

 

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