England Bowler Jofra Archer rewarded with the contract after an impressive debut season
English fast bowler Jofra Archer received a central contract for Test and White Ball Cricket for the first time after having an impact during the World Cup and the Ashes.
Archer, 24, was England’s leading wicket player in his triumphant World Cup campaign. He then took 22 wickets with an average of 20.27 in four tests against Australia. His bowling treaded speeds in the range of an average 90 miles per hour in a dazzling international summer.
The Barbados-born archer, who only qualified for England earlier this year, is one of 10 players to receive a test deal for the 2019–20 season. Another is the opener Rory Burns, who consolidated his place at the top of the order with some fighting performances in the ashes.
The trumpet duo Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid have lost their central test contracts, but are on a list of 12, which also include Joe Denly, who will be given less lucrative white ball deals.
Moeen was sent off from the World Cup squad towards the end of the group stage before a grim demonstration in Ashes’ first match. He didn’t show up for the rest of the series.
Rashid was a regular in England on the Side of the Test match last year, but lost his place during the West Indies winter tour and was not used against Australia, although he is a regular in Captain Eoin Morgan’s white-ball setup.
Test Contracts: J. Root (Yorkshire), B. Stokes (Durham), C. Woakes (Warwickshire), J. Anderson (Lancashire), J. Archer (Sussex), J. Bairstow (Yorkshire), S. Broad (Nottinghamshire), R. Burns (Surrey), J. Buttler (Lancashire), and S. Curran (Surrey).
White ball contracts: J. Root (Yorkshire), J. Roy (Surrey), B. Stokes (Durham), C. Woakes ( Warwickshire), M. Wood (Durham), M. Ali (Worcestershire), J. Archer (Sussex), J. Bairstow (Yorkshire), J. Buttler (Lancashire), J. Denly (Kent), E. Morgan (Middlesex), and A. Rashid (Yorkshire).