England wait on Anderson fitness


Fast bowler James Anderson remains in doubt for England's first Test against South Africa, which will get underway at Kingsmead in Durban on 26 December, due to an injured calf muscle.

"Unfortunately Jimmy hasn't been able to bowl a lot of overs on this tour. He has bowled overs though so whatever it is it's not a terribly bad one," said coach Trevor Bayliss.

"It's always a concern if your leading bowler or leading batter misses a game somewhere, but the last time he missed one we did pretty well. You never know, I won't make any predictions though."

The Proteas and English will clash for four Tests. Cape Town, Centurion and Johannesburg will host the other three.