Jofra Archer has dismissed suggestions he has been over-bowled by England.

The England fast bowler has extended his Sussex contract by two years, taking him through until at least the end of the 2022 season.

He is currently out with an elbow injury he picked up during England’s tour of South Africa.

There have been questions about whether England are guilty of overworking him with the World Cup, Ashes and the tour of South Africa in the space of eight months.

However, Archer insists nobody is to blame for his injury.

He said: “It is not an issue for me. I think it is not an issue for anyone.

“Everyone that knows me knows my capacity, what I can and can’t do.

“It is not anyone’s fault when you get injured you are only human bones and things do go or break, but it is not necessarily my fault or anyone’s fault.”

Archer revealed he was set for a scan on his damaged elbow. He added: “The elbow is fine. I haven’t felt it for the last few weeks now so I think I am making good progress.”

Archer’s county appearances are likely to be severely limited in the coming season.

But he will relish any chance to play for Sussex.

Speaking in a video interview which can be seen at, he said: “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.”

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

“He loves playing for Sussex – he’s like a kid in a candy store!”