Sussex have left Ollie Robinson out of their squad to face Lancashire.

The Championship’s leading wicket-taker has been rested after a busy start to the season.

Sean Hunt (side strain) and Mitch Claydon (calf) are out for several weeks.

Robinson’s absence leaves the Sussex seam attack looking rather bare.

But coach Ian Salisbury feels it is the right decision to give Robinson a break.

Salisbury said: “He has bowled magnificently but his workload has been huge and we can’t afford to risk him breaking down.

“There’s a lot expected of him – not just with the ball, but with the bat, in the field and as vice-captain.

“But he’s not a bowling machine you can just plug in. He’s a human being and he’s due a rest.

"It’s so important that we look after the players. We have got a small squad and it’s quite a brutal schedule.

“Ultimately the guys that play week in, week out, get one day off a week for six weeks.


“So, we need to make sure the players are ready, physically and mentally, to keep going at the intensity we need them to go at.

“We want to play with intensity in every aspect of the game and for every ball.”