Luke Wright has committed his future to Sussex by signing a three-year contract extension.

Former skipper Wright, 32, has scored almost 13,500 runs and taken 244 wickets in 382 appearances for the county since joining in 2004 from Leicestershire.

He was part of the County Championship winning sides in 2006 and 2007 and also helped lift the Friends Provident Trophy in 2006, the NatWest Pro40 in 2008 and 2009 and the Twenty20 Cup also in 2009.

He received international recognition during his time at Hove, making 50 one-day international and 51 T20 international appearances for England and was part of the 2010 World Twenty20 winning side in the West Indies.

The explosive batsman has played for sides in seven different domestic T20 tournaments.

In 2017, the right-hander became the joint second-highest century maker in T20 history when he made 101 from 53 balls against Glamorgan.

Wright made his 17th first-class century last season - a 129-ball 118 during the day/night Specsavers County Championship fixture against Gloucestershire.

Wright said: “I am delighted to have extended my contract with Sussex until the end of the 2020 season.

“I believe that my best years as a cricketer are in front of me and I am excited to be helping this talented young squad in fulfilling its potential.

“With a new vision and a new coach to be appointed, we hope to bring success back to this great club.”

Director of Cricket Keith Greenfield believes Wright has an important role to play in guiding Sussex’s crop of emerging players.

Greenfield said: “I’m delighted that Luke has committed himself to the long-term future of the club and that he is excited about developing our talented young players.

“As one of our important, senior players he will play a key role.”