Luke Wright has urged Sussex to up their recruitment game and replace star names.

But he insists the county can still compete with rivals based at Test match or The Hundred venues.

Chris Jordan and Phil Salt will play their final matches for the Sharks during Vitality Blast T20 Finals Day tomorrow.

Wright admits he is “hugely disappointed” to lose them.

The T20 skipper did not blame the influence of The Hundred for their moves to Surrey and Lancashire respectively.

But he said Sussex must have plans to replace key players – including himself and Ravi Bopara, who are both 36, at some stage in the coming years.

Sussex are preparing for their second Finals Day in four seasons and Wright wants them to remain on the big stage.

Speaking from Edgbaston, he told The Argus: “From my point of view I’m hugely disappointed to see those lads (Salt and Jordan) leave.

“Any time you get lads going into their last year then it’s always going to be difficult.

“They are high quality cricketers.

“There are also going to be counties who want them.

“Add in The Hundred now - whether it’s playing a part or not, who knows?

“They have been two great performers.

“CJ has been one of our leaders as well all the way through.

“We want to go out for them with a trophy.

“There is no questioning their commitment to us for this season.

“It’s something from a clubs point of view we need to look at.

“We can’t be losing our best players all the time.

“Myself and Ravi are getting older so that’s the challenge they have got.

“Our recruitment process has got to be really strong and it’s something that probably hasn’t been quite as good as it should be at this moment in time.”

Wright reported both Bopara and David Weise are back fit and well after stints playing in the Caribbean Premier League.

Sussex face Kent in the second semi-final tomorrow with the winners then going on to meet Hampshire or Somerset.