Laurie Evans is fired up for his white-ball chance – after a frustrating start to the season.

Last year’s top run scorer for Sussex in 50-overs cricket is back in the picture as the county open their limited-overs programme.

He is named in a 14-man party for the first Royal London One-Day Cup group fixture as Kent visit Hove today (11am).

Evans has been searching for form in the second XI during the opening salvo of five Championship fixtures for the senior side.

But he would love to repeat the 50-overs form which brought him a team-best 289 runs at a strike rate of 120.41 per 100 balls in last season’s unsuccessful bid to reach the knockout stages.

That haul included a stunning 134 not out off 86 balls in the away win over Kent.

Sharks head coach Jason Gillespie said: “Laurie has been frustrated not to be in the four-day team but he is very excited about this one. He just wants to get out there and make some runs.”

Delray Rawlins and Abi Sakande also come into the squad.

Sussex are due some excitement in one of the shorter formats and Gillespie is happy they are well-prepared.

He said: “The boys played a lot of 50-overs cricket in Cape Town in pre-season and did well out there.

“We are looking forward to playing some good cricket.”