England international Jofra Archer signs contract extension with Sussex

England fast bowler Jofra Archer has agreed a one-year contract extension with Sussex, keeping him at the club until at least the end of the 2023 season.

The 27-year-old World Cup winner has struggled with injuries and spent almost a year on the sidelines. 

Persistent elbow problems forced the player into two operations, but it's a stress fracture of the lower back which is currently keeping Archer off the cricket pitch.

"It's been a difficult few months not being able to represent Sussex when the plan had been to return to the Sharks team after my elbow injury, so I am really happy to extend my contact and hope to be able to contribute to more Sussex victories in the future," he told the club's website.

Archer made his debut for Sussex in 2016 and has since taken 181 wickets in 43 first-class fixtures.

The player made his first Test appearance in 2019 and has registered 42 wickets in 13 games for England.

Earlier that year, the Barbados-born player finished as England's leading wicket-taker in their triumphant ODI World Cup campaign, which included bowling the historic super-over in the final against New Zealand at Lord's.

Sussex head coach Ian Salisbury said: "It's great news that Jof has signed an extension, he is Sussex through and through and everyone loves having him here.

"He is already a legend at this club, so it is massively important to have someone of his stature around the place.

"Jof has achieved so much in world and international cricket since he made his debut with us in 2016.

"We love having him around the place. Even when he is not playing, he is such a massive character and an extremely important member of our squad."

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