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England name Westley as Ballance replacement

Tom Westley has been drafted in to replace Ballance. Credit: PA

Essex batsman Tom Westley will replace the injured Gary Ballance in next week's third Investec Test against South Africa and could be joined in the England side by a second newcomer, Middlesex's Dawid Malan.

The pair have been called up in a 13-man squad to face the Proteas at the Kia Oval following the 340-run defeat at Trent Bridge but there is a familiar feeling of disappointment for Surrey's Mark Stoneman, with misfiring opener Keaton Jennings retained.

The selectors have taken the unusual step of confirming 28-year-old Westley's place in the side, and batting order, after Ballance was ruled out with a fractured finger, but Malan has no such promise and will go head to head with spin-bowling all-rounder Liam Dawson.

If head coach Trevor Bayliss and captain Joe Root decide a second slow-bowling option is necessary alongside Moeen Ali, Dawson will continue his unexpected stint in the team, with Malan on hand as an alternative option to bolster the batting.

Malan's county team-mate Toby Roland-Jones, a third uncapped squad member, will challenge Mark Wood for his place in the side, the latter having struggled for form in the series but been passed fit after a heel complaint.

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England waiting on Broad heel injury

Broad was only able to bowl one over before leaving the field complaining of pain in the problem area. Credit: PA

England will find out later today whether Stuart Broad will be available for the first Test against South Africa after the fast bowler aggravated a long-standing injury to his left heel yesterday.

Broad was only able to bowl one over before leaving the field complaining of pain in the problem area as Nottinghamshire completed a comprehensive innings-and-280-run victory over Leicestershire in the Specsavers County Championship.

Press Association Sport understands the 30-year-old has undergone a scan and England should know whether he will be fit to face the Proteas later this afternoon.

Broad has been managing his left heel for a number of years and wears special bowling boots in an effort to prevent injury.

Nottinghamshire head coach Peter Moores moved to allay fears over the paceman, saying: "Stuart had a bit of pain in his heel, he's had it for a while.

"If the situation had been different he could have pushed on through it, but there was no need to so he came off and we'll monitor it and look after him."

Broad is the latest bowling concern for England ahead of the start of the Test summer in two weeks' time, with Chris Woakes struggling with a side strain while James Anderson has only recently recovered from a groin injury.

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England bowler James Anderson to miss first India Test

James Anderson. Credit: PA

England seamer James Anderson will miss the first Test against India next month as he continues his recovery from an injury to his right shoulder.

Anderson, England's record Test wicket-taker with 463 scalps in 119 matches, was ruled out of the forthcoming series against Bangladesh due to a recurrence of the problem which first flared up over the summer, when he sustained a stress fracture to the area.

His rehabilitation will now stretch into the India series, where he will be absent for the first Test in Rajkot, which gets under way on November 9.

England captain Alastair Cook announced the news, saying: "I don't think he'll be there for the start. He might be ready to do some training, but he won't be ready for the first Test match."

Strauss expects Morgan to return as England ODI captain for India tour

Eoin Morgan. Credit: PA

England boss Andrew Strauss expects Eoin Morgan to captain the one-day side in India despite withdrawing from the Bangladesh tour because of his security fears.

Morgan led England to seven wins from 10 ODI matches this summer but, along with fellow batsman Alex Hales, he will be absent from the Bangladesh trip in October.

Strauss says the call to miss out on Bangladesh will not be held against the pair, and he expects Morgan to resume his leadership role on the tour of India in November.

"Right from the start we said there are not going to be any recriminations," England and Wales Cricket Board director Strauss told BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek programme.

"It's not like these guys are going to be black-listed and their names will not be put forward for selection. They absolutely will be.

"Both have done outstanding jobs for England over the last 12 months, especially Eoin Morgan whose captaining has been sensational.

"Of course, we can't give any guarantees because the situation might change on the ground in Bangladesh.

"Someone might come in and do unbelievably well, but the intention is for Eoin to come back in as captain and Alex will be in the mix for selection as well."

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