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Evening Times - - ATHLETICS -

RORY DOLLARD

ENG­LAND coach Chris Sil­ver­wood ad­mits a cou­ple of rapid spells from the re­cov­er­ing Jofra Archer could be enough to put him in con­tention for the Box­ing Day Test against South Africa.

The tourists have seen their best laid plans for the se­ries fall foul of an ill­ness that swept the camp and ruled Archer, Stu­art Broad and Jack Leach out of both warm-up matches.

“We saw how he was run­ning in and bowl­ing fast in those nets,” said Sil­ver­wood.

“He bowled a few overs with me the day be­fore and he just backed it up again, so if we can see a few more ses­sions like that then he’d throw his hat in the ring.”

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