Root back in training for third Test

Watch day one of the third Test between South Africa and England, live on Sky Sports Cricket from 7.30am on Thursday

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Joe Root is back training with England ahead of the third Test in South Africa after a bout of illness
Joe Root is back training with England ahead of the third Test in South Africa after a bout of illness

England captain Joe Root has returned to training ahead of the third Test against South Africa, which starts on Thursday.

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Root was quarantined at the team hotel in Port Elizabeth on Sunday after coming down with sickness, a precautionary measure to avoid the symptoms spreading.

But he felt well enough to join the team’s session at St George’s Park on Monday, removing concerns of an outbreak similar to the one which saw 11 players struck down earlier in the tour.

The four-match Test series is currently tied at 1-1 with two games to play, after England bounced back with a 189-run win in the second Test at Cape Town.

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Joe Root described Ben Stokes as his ‘golden nugget’ and saluted centurion Dom Sibley after England’s series-levelling win in Cape Town
Joe Root described Ben Stokes as his ‘golden nugget’ and saluted centurion Dom Sibley after England’s series-levelling win in Cape Town

Watch day one of the third Test between South Africa and England, live on Sky Sports Cricket from 7.30am on Thursday.

Source : Sky Sports