Sussex have released two of their bright young talents for England action.

Archie Lenham and James Coles have linked up with the under-19s, who face West Indies in a one-day series.

Former skipper Ben Brown, George Garton and Delray Rawlins return to the Sussex squad to face Middlesex in Championship action at Hove, starting today (10.30am). They replace Coles, Lenham and Harrison Ward.

Brown has recovered from a hamstring niggle that kept him out of last week’s game at Worcestershire, when Sussex fielded a side with an average age of less than 20.

Garton and Rawlins have now had the opportunity to prepare for first-class cricket after helping Southern Brave win The Hundred.

Sussex coach Ian Salisbury is thrilled to see Lenham and Coles get their international chance.

He said: “I know (ECB elite pathway coach) Richard Dawson very well and we’ve been in contact and agreed that, if players are not looking likely to play for us, then they can go off and be part of the under-19 side.

“Four-day cricket is tough, especially for these young guys.

“I think Archie and James both looked a little tired at Worcester so joining up with England will do them good.

“We managed to give Dan Ibrahim a week off before the last game and it really seemed to refresh him, so hopefully it will do the same for these two.

“They are both very honoured to be picked for England under-19s and we are proud of them getting that call.

“As I’ve said right from the start, we want to produce cricketers for England.

“We’ve had Ollie (Robinson), George and Salty (Phil Salt) get call-ups for the senior side this summer, joining CJ (Chris Jordan) and Jofra (Archer), and now we’ve got three guys picked for the age-group side. We should be proud of that as a club.”