Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer and Jack Leach will all miss day one of England’s final warm-up match in South Africa with an ongoing illness.

The trio already sat out the initial two-day workout against an Invitational XI and have not been passed fit to travel to the ground in Benoni for the start of the three-day clash with South Africa A.

England had already successfully appealed for the game to be downgraded from first-class status due to the bug sweeping their camp, meaning the trio could still play some part as the fixture progresses.

Jack Leach is feeling unwell
Jack Leach is feeling unwell (Mike Egerton/PA)

South Africa have had a setback of their own, with batsman Temba Bavuma ruled out of the Boxing Day Test at Centurion.

Bavuma was also due to feature in the South Africa A game by way of preparation for the series but scans have revealed a grade one strain in his hip.

Cricket South Africa hope he will be back to play the second Test in Cape Town and will nominate a replacement after this weekend.

The team’s chief medical officer, Dr Shuaib Manjra, said: “Temba Bavuma presented with clinical features of a left hip flexor strain. A scan done yesterday confirmed a Grade One strain of one of the hip flexor muscles. Temba will commence his rehabilitation program with a goal of returning to play in seven to 10 days’ time.”