Jofra Archer has declared himself fit and ready for the Ashes – if selected.

He has revealed he needed painkillers to get him through the recent ICC World Cup due a persistent side strain.

But he looked fit and sharp back home tonight after time off following his super over drama at Lord's.

The England fast bowler came through four overs for Sussex in their Vitality Blast tie at home to Surrey.

After receiving a hero’s welcome from the sell-out Hove crowd when he went out to bat, he took 2-21 with the ball and also thrilled with a brilliant diving stop on the boundary.

The England squad for the Test series against Australia is revealed tomorrow.

Archer said: “I couldn’t get a week’s rest during the tournament.

“It only ever needed a week to ten days and I was fortunate for it to settle so quickly.”

Archer got through the World Cup with the help of painkillers.

He said: "I couldn't do it without painkillers so I'd say it was pretty bad."

Now he is expected to feature in his first Test series over the coming weeks.

But he said: “Until I get the call tonight or tomorrow, for all I know I’m not in it.”