Ian Salisbury has explained confusion after Jofra Archer was taken out of the Sussex attack.

The England pace ace did not bowl against Kent yesterday due to an elbow problem.

Archer is rebuilding his match fitness after elbow and hand injuries.

He is taking part in the LV= Insurance County Championship match against Kent, which concludes today.

Archer bowled five overs at the start of Kent’s second innings on Friday.

Action was delayed by rain yesterday until late afternoon and Brown threw Archer the ball to bowl when it all got under way.

Sussex coach Ian Salisbury said: “I think there was some confusion about the state of Jofra’s (right) elbow.

“Ben thought he was going to bowl but his elbow was sore and there was confusion over that and he couldn’t bowl.

“He wants to win games of cricket for Sussex, as does Ben. That’s where his disappointment was.

“Any time that Jofra can’t bowl, you’re going to be frustrated as a leader, or as a team.

“But it happens. In sport people get injured. That’s life. That’s sport.

“He’s still willing to be out there because he wants Sussex to win."

Archer is not expected to bowl today.

Salisbury added: “The ECB had to give him permission to play this game. He’s not our player so they had to give permission.”

Kent go into the final day on 220-3 in their second innings, a lead of 109, as they look to set Sussex a testing target.