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England set to make late call on Jofra Archer with paceman a major doubt for second Test against South Africa

By Press Association Reporter

Published: 13:13 GMT, 2 January 2020 | Updated: 13:15 GMT, 2 January 2020

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England are awaiting scan results on Jofra Archer's right elbow but the paceman looks increasingly unlikely to feature in Friday's second Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

Archer has been suffering with soreness since taking six wickets in the series opener and was restricted to a handful of gentle deliveries in training on Wednesday.

England would have wanted him to play a full part in nets on the eve of the game if he was to take the field at Newlands but captain Joe Root did not appear optimistic.

England are awaiting scan results on Jofra Archer's right elbow with paceman a major doubt for second Test

England are awaiting scan results on Jofra Archer's right elbow with paceman a major doubt for second Test

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