Rob Andrew has praised the hard work of Big Bash finalist Jofra Archer – and urged other Sussex prospects to follow suit.

Archer is set to feature in the IPL for the first time this Spring after a stellar debut campaign in the BBL with Hobart.

The Canes reached the final today with a 71-run hammering of Perth Scorchers.

He has now signed a new deal in Tasmania, taking in the next two BBL seasons.

Sussex are excited by several of their younger players and would love to see them make a similar impact.

Andrew, the club’s chief executive, said: “We sort of knew what Jofra could do deep down.

“Anybody who watched him closely not just last year but probably the year before as well.

“When he burst on to scene I think deep down people recognised he is a special talent.

“To be able to burst on the scene in the Big Bash in the way he has was sensational, especially given he was an injury replacement for Tom Curran.

“Good luck to him. He has worked very hard.

“Clearly he has got talent but it shows what hard work does as well.”

Sussex are looking at signings but also expect players to follow Archer’s path.

George Garton is among those of whom plenty will be expected in the coming season.

As a left-arm fast bowler, he has been mentioned in passing by former England skipper Michael Vaughan as one to watch with a view to a Test match future.

Andrew said: “You can see what happens when you give young players a chance.

“We have got George on the Lions tour and him and Delray Rawlins in the North v South game.

“We have had Abe Sakande and Ollie Robinson in Australia, Delray has been in Sydney.

“We’ve got Michael Burgess and Phil Salt playing in Adelaide together, where Dizzy (head coach Jason Gillespie) is based.

“We have got some real talent we feel is ready to step forward.”

Archer’s success in the BBL was yesterday rewarded by a Hobart team who were delighted to make the last four after losing their first two games.

His death bowling in the thrilling home win over mighty Adelaide Strikers, the side coached by Gillespie, helped confirm him as a rising star.

Archer said: “I’m very excited to be staying. I’ve grown to love Hobart – it’s a really nice place.

“The home supporters really make you feel welcome and they back you in.

“Especially that last over against the Strikers, it was one of the best atmospheres I’ve bowled in.

“The Big Bash is a really great competition to play in and to learn.”

Gillespie watched from the boundary as Burgess fired 72 from 39 balls to help Adelaide University seal a place in the final of South Australia Premier Cricket’s T20 competition with a win over Port Adelaide on Tuesday.

Salt added 13 from ten deliveries.

Gillespie is due to join up with Sussex in time for their pre-season trip to Cape Town in early March.