James Anderson will miss the first Test against South Africa because of a calf injury.

James Anderson ruled out of first Test against South Africa due to calf strain

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James Anderson has been ruled out of the Boxing Day Test against South Africa with a calf strain.

Anderson underwent scans on a tight right calf muscle on Tuesday morning and they have confirmed he is not fit to feature in the series opener.

England hope their leading Test wicket-taker will be fit for the second match in Cape Town on January 2 but there are no guarantees.

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