James Anderson and Stuart Broad
Anderson and Broad are on the road to recovery ahead of the World Cup Getty Images

England bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad remain on course to return from long-term knee injuries in time for the Cricket World Cup next year after taking another step towards making a full recovery.

The pair have joined up with the England performance programme in South Africa where they will continue their rehabilitation ahead of 2015's showcase tournament in Australia.

Anderson, 32, has been suffering from a left knee problem after the rigours of the summer while Broad, 28, underwent surgery on his right knee in September; forcing both players to miss the seven-match one-day series tour of Sri Lanka.

Both players are set to resume bowling while at the training camp which has also been attended by British Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu and fellow-bowler Liam Plunkett, who is nursing an ankle injury.

"I enjoy playing with them [Anderson and Broad] and I'm sure they're looking forward to getting out here and get some bowling," Plunkett told ECB.co.uk. "I think they'll be looking forward to a bit of altitude training. It'll be good to get them over here."

Plunkett, not in contention to feature in England's World Cup plans, has targeted next Spring's Test tour to the West Indies for a return to the international fold.

"My aim to come here was to get myself up to bowling speed and feel good and to get rid of any niggles that I have. Whatever comes after that is a plus," he added.

"I know it's fairly easy to say that. You want to play as much as you can, but I want to feel like I am at full strength when I go in [to a game].

"It's a shame I got injured but I feel in a good place. I got that incremental [contract] so they [the ECB] backed me a little bit, which I'm happy with.

"If I can come out of this feeling really good about myself and there's the Lions trip after Christmas and I can go out all guns blazing and put myself forward for England in the West Indies, then that will be great."