Sussex have signed Essex batsman Varun Chopra on a short-term  loan.

He goes straight into contention for their Championship match versus Northants at Hove, which starts on Sunday.

The 32-year-old is also available for the tourist match against Australia A at Arundel Castle and the Championship encounter with Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford.

Sussex are in need of upper-order runs as they look to bounce back from this week's defeat at home to Durham.