Sussex pace bowler Jofra Archer has retained his England central contract, despite being sidelined for more than a year.

County colleague Ollie Robinson has a similar deal.

After two operations on a troublesome right elbow, Archer was set for a domestic comeback at the start of the English summer but a stress fracture meant another lengthy absence.

Even though his return and a first international appearance since March 2021 is still a little way off, Archer is back bowling and has England’s continued backing after being offered another annual deal.

He worked on his fitness at Hove ths summer.

Archer was renowned as one of the world’s best fast bowlers in all formats before his long lay-off, starring in England’s 2019 World Cup win and the Ashes that summer.

The England and Wales Cricket Board’s contracts structure is the same as last year, covering Test and limited-overs players and takes into account performances from the past 12 months and the probability of who will feature over the next year, with 30 players furnished with some type of deal.

Former Sussex Chris Jordan and Phil Salt are left without contracts, even though they are at the T20 World Cup.