Sussex and England cricketer Chris Jordan has put pen to paper on a one-year extension to his stay at the County Ground.

The paceman will now stay at Hove with Sussex cricket club up to the end of the 2018 season, after previously agreeing a deal to 2017 in March.

It’s after a strong year for the star, who was part of England’s World T20 final team earlier this year and has been capped eight times for his country at Test level.

Speaking on the Sussex cricket official Youtube channel, Chris has said he’s overjoyed with his new deal:

The 28-year-old made his debut for Sussex in 2013 and has taken great strides since his first appearance with Sussex cricket at the County Ground, reaching the 1,000 run barrier in four-day games and taking his maiden Test century against Essex last season.

With the ball, he’s taken 125 wickets in the County Championship, with 6 for 48 his best haul, coming on his debut against Yorkshire at Headingley.

Last season Chris featured in just five Championship games due to injury, with 10 further appearances in T20 Blast and seven games in the One-Day Cup.

He’s also played in 31 One-Day Internationals and 19 T20 matches for England since making his national debut in 2013.

Sussex’s Head Coach Mark Davis said:

“It’s great to have CJ extend his contract for another year.

He is such a valuable player for Sussex in all forms.

“To have him sign a new contract is brilliant for us as we embark on a developing a strong team for the future.

“He is not only a fantastic cricketer but an important role model for our youngsters.”

The Barbados-born player is currently in Australia, preparing to play for the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League.