Sussex fast bowler Jofra Archer has been named in England’s T20 World Cup squad.

Former Sharks pair Chris Jordan and Phil Salt also make the 15-man group.

Archer has not played competitive cricket for a year following a recurrence of a stress fracture in his right elbow.

While the squad is officially deemed ‘provisional’, with just 24 hours until the International Cricket Council’s deadline and no reserve players named, only further fitness setbacks will stop the 29-year-old making his long-awaited comeback.

Archer has managed just 15 T20 appearances since making his international debut five years ago, but is still considered a potential game-changer in the format and, having grown up in Barbados, knows the Caribbean conditions where England will play their games better than most.

Jordan, now of Surrey, returns to the squad for his fifth T20 World Cup campaign.

Salt, who plays for Lancashire, has impressed in the IPL.

Reece Topley, who had a brief stint at Hove, is a third former Sussex man in the squad.