Matt Prior, out of action due to an Achilles injury will be out of action indefinitely. He had been dropped from the Test side and was replaced by Jos Buttler.
Sussex boss Mark Robinson told Sky Sports News HQ: “He’s out pretty much indefinitely at the moment. He’s still recovering from an Achilles injury which he did playing for England.
“It’s a blow for him and a blow for us. He’s working hard on his rehab. He’s in most days of the week. Sometimes it’s a bit soul destroying. As everybody knows, it’s been a long injury.
“We feel for him as a cricketer – he’s just itching to get playing again – and for the club too, because to have your wicketkeeper batting in the top five would have been such a bonus for us.”