Tom Haines will take charge of Sussex Sharks in 50-overs cricket next season.

The 23-year-old led the team in the 2021 Royal London Cup on a temporary basis and will now take over the role permanently.

The announcement comes a day after Sussex confirmed Travis Head would lead them in the LV= Insurance County Championship.

Haines said: “I’m really excited. I felt like I got to grips with the role this year and I felt more comfortable the longer I did it. It’s great to be backed to do it again next summer.

“Whatever its position in the calendar, we’ll be taking the Royal London Cup extremely seriously. The club see it as an important part of its plans, and I want to win it and bring a trophy to Sussex.

“I was encouraged at my ability to do my job with the bat at the same time as leading the team last summer and I’m really looking forward to doing that again. Above all, I’m extremely proud to be a captain at my boyhood club.”