Sussex sign bowler Archer on professional deal

Jofra Archer has been rewarded for his impressive breakthrough by signing an 18-month professional deal with Sussex.

Archer, 21, made his Sussex debut in all three formats last month and took five wickets on his first-class debut against Pakistan. The right-armer collected his maiden five-wicket haul in the weekend’s One-Day Cup defeat to Somerset.

Archer said: “I’m very excited to be on board here. It’s a lovely club. Everyone in the management and playing staff has taken really good care of me since the first day I walked in.

“It was one of my goals this year to play in at least one format in the first team, but it’s been a great feeling to play in all three.”

Sussex head coach Mark Davis added: “Jofra is an incredibly exciting talent. In the games he has played, his ability to cross the line and compete has been exceptional and he has showed that he has immense talent with both bat and ball.”

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