<pre><pre>Joe Root: England's captain misses training in South Africa due to illness

Wurzel led England to victory in Cape Town, which leveled the series against South Africa with two remaining tests
Third test South Africa – England
venue: St. George & # 39; s Park, Port Elizabeth Events: 16th-20th January Time: 08:00 GMT
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England captain Joe Root missed training for the third test against South Africa with an upset stomach.

The 29-year-old Root stayed in the team hotel while the players trained on Sunday. However, he is expected to be fit for the game that starts on Thursday.

The tour in England was severely affected as eleven players suffered from an illness. Rory Burns and James Anderson were injured.

The four-game series is 1-1 after England's 189th win in Cape Town.

Ollie Pope, Chris Woakes and Jack Leach stayed away from the first test in Centurion after the 107 defeat, while Root, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes took a break.

All-rounder Woakes has been declared fit for the third test in Port Elizabeth, but there are still doubts about the tempo launchers Jofra Archer and Mark Wood.

Archer missed the second test with an injury to the right elbow, while Wood had long-term knee and side injuries.

Both Archer and Wood played bowling on Sunday, with Archer doing so at a slower pace.

Leach has recovered from his illness, but his Somerset teammate, Dom Bess, who had two gates in the second test, is expected to keep his place.

In the meantime, wicket keeper Jos Buttler has apologized for swearing by Vernon Philander from South Africa in the last test.

Buttler was fined 15% of his playing fee after being obscenely heard on the butt microphone in England's exciting 189-run victory.

"As role models, we have a duty to act in a certain way," Buttler told Test Match Special.

"It's just one of those things, the heat of the moment and a little red fog.

"Test cricket sometimes has a lot of strong emotions and you can say things that don't necessarily mean anything."

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