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    South Africa v England: Chris Woakes to start in first Test
    Chris Woakes will replace the injured James Anderson in England's bowling attack when the four-match series against South Africa begins in Durban on Saturday.

    Warwickshire's Woakes will play his first Test match in 16 months, after Anderson suffered a calf injury.

    Alex Hales, 26, is set to make his Test debut and will be the eighth opener to partner Alastair **** since 2012.

    South Africa are ranked number one but lost their last series in India 3-0.

    An England victory by any scoreline would see South Africa lose top spot to India, while only a win will ensure captain Alastair ****'s men improve their ranking of sixth.

    However, England have won only one series in South Africa since the Proteas were readmitted to Test cricket in 1991 and ****'s side have triumphed only once in their last 15 overseas Tests.
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