😖 “It was the worst pain I’ve ever felt on a cricket field”@jimmy9 says he’ll be “back stronger” after breaking his ribs during #SAvENG 💪— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) January 15, 2020
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👏 @Jimmy9 is just ridiculous— talkSPORT Cricket (@Cricket_TS) January 5, 2020
✅ Has now taken the most five-wicket hauls in England history with 28.
✅ Has taken 314 Test wickets at an average of just 23.90 since turning 30
✅ The first fast bowler aged 37 or over to get a 5-fer for England since 1951 pic.twitter.com/ILvDoGGRJb
The battle to replace @jimmy9 has begun in the Port Elizabeth nets.— Adam Mountford (@tmsproducer) January 12, 2020
Woakes, Wood & Archer bowled 2 spells today.
Woakes is fully fit, but England say both Archer & Wood will need to increase their intensity to be available for the Test.
Wood bowled full pace, Archer 80%. pic.twitter.com/iv96bhMI2Z
England’s @josbuttler says it’s a “huge blow” to lose @jimmy9 from the tour.— Test Match Special (@bbctms) January 12, 2020
But likes of @JofraArcher & @MAWood33 could be “exciting” potential replacements.
Would you pick Woakes, Wood, Archer or Overton for the 3rd Test? #bbccricket #SAvENG pic.twitter.com/7NyHeW81ZD
“I was in the most pain I’ve ever been in on a cricket field” @jimmy9 talks about his rib injury in the latest #tailenders Podcast.— Test Match Special (@bbctms) January 15, 2020
But the good news is recovery is going well & he thinks he could even be available for Sri Lanka.