Jofra Archer extends contract with Sussex until 2022 season

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Archer signed a two-year contract extension with Sussex which extends until the end of the 2022 season, maintaining his bond with the club that gave him his first chance in England after he arrived from Barbados back in 2016. Archer made his debut for the club in July 2016, and has since picked 196 wickets in 97 innings across formats.

“Sussex gave me my opportunity right at the beginning of my career, so I am very happy to commit long term to the club,” Archer was quoted as saying on the Sussex’s website on Thursday (March 5). “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.”

In first-class cricket, Jofra has returned 131 wickets in 28 matches.

“We’re delighted that Jofra will continue to be with us at Sussex,” Jason Gillespie, Sussex’s head coach, said. “I’m really looking forward to having him play for us when his England commitments allows. 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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