Sussex will be boosted by the return of Chris Jordan as they bid to keep their NatWest T20 Blast ambitions alive tomorrow.

Jordan has been made available to play in the sell-out clash with Kent at Hove after being replaced by Ben Stokes in the England side for the opening Test against India yesterday.

The all-rounder has not featured for Sussex in any format for eight weeks due to his involvement in the England set-up and has only played four matches all season.

The Sharks won both Twenty20 games Jordan has featured in this season and his return is timely with Jon Lewis and Jimmy Anyon both sidelined by injury.

Skipper Ed Joyce will also not be risked due to an ongoing hamstring problem while a decision will be made on Rory Hamilton-Brown’s troublesome wrist later today.

Sussex need to complete the double over Kent, having beaten them at Canterbury last month, to remain in contention for a place in the quarter-finals.

They are currently three points adrift of fourth placed Glamorgan – who they face next Tuesday at Hove –in the south division with five matches remaining.