England on Saturday received a boost as Jofra Archer is set to be fit for the third Test against South Africa.
The Sussex quick was ruled out of the second Test following an elbow injury and there were concerns over the extent of his problem. The scans on Friday revealed that there was an inflammation which won’t take a lot of time to heal as there is a nine-day gap between second and third Test.
However, it will ring a few bells among the England management as to how they manage his workload given the tight international schedule.
There was another good news for the England side as Mark Wood has been firing on all cylinders in the nets, which means that he will be available for selection as well.
The duo of Wood and Archer, who’ve bowled in tandem in white-ball cricket, will certainly excite Joe Root as it brings an element of extra pace in England’s bowling attack.
The return of Wood and Archer would mean England will have to leave out at least one of Broad, Anderson or Curran, which could be a really tough choice given the fact that how well England have bowled in the ongoing Test.