Jofra Archer signs contract extension with Sussex

England paceman Jofra Archer has signed a two-year contract extension at Sussex which will keep him at the club until at least the end of the 2021 season.

Since making his debut for the south-coast club in July 2016, Archer has taken 196 wickets in 97 matches across all three formats while he has had a seismic impact on the international scene in the last year with England.

“Sussex gave me my opportunity right at the beginning of my career, so I am very happy to commit long term to the club,” World Cup winner Archer said.

Archer added: “I really do enjoy playing with everyone here at Sussex and it was really nice to come back down last year to play a few games with the lads.

“It’s the same club that I left it as and it’s nice to know nothing has changed. Sometimes people sit in my space in the dressing room now, but that’s fine!

“It most definitely still feels special to pull on the Sussex shirt.”

Archer has signed with Sussex until at least the end of the 2021 season
Archer has signed with Sussex until at least the end of the 2021 season (Simon Cooper/PA)

Sussex head coach Jason Gillespie said: “We’re delighted that Jofra will continue to be with us at Sussex.

“I’m really looking forward to having him play for us when his England commitments allow. He loves playing for Sussex – he’s like a kid in a candy store!

“We all love having him around, and seeing his improvements as a player has been great. Hopefully we can play a role in helping him continue to get better.”

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