Jofra Archer to become one of England’s best-paid cricketers as ECB reward him with £1million central contract

Jofra Archer is set to sign a central contract with the ECB as a reward for his remarkable rise to stardom that will make him one of England’s best-paid cricketers.

Archer, who only debuted for England in May, was a key player during this summer’s World Cup victory, and he then went on to make his first Test appearance in the second match of the 2019 Ashes.

Archer starred throughout the third Ashes Test, finishing with 6 for 45

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Archer starred throughout the third Ashes Test, finishing with 6 for 45

The 24-year-old, who was born in Barbados, kept his place for the third Test and took his first five-wicket haul as England record the most stunning of victories over Australia.

Archer’s performances in 2019 will see him awarded both Test and white-ball contracts when the ECB hands out new deals next month, The Times report.

He faces earning more than £1million-a-year from the governing body, on top of the £800,000 he gets playing for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.

Ten players are currently on central Test contracts, though Adil Rashid may lose his deal as he is unlikely to remain part of England’s Test squad.

Joe Root, who has Test and white-ball contracts, is understood to be the highest-earning England cricketer at present. He makes just shy of £1m-a-year, which includes a bonus for being captain of the Test team.

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