Ian Salisbury wants to take Sussex back to the top of English cricket.

The county start the 2022 Championship season today amid a mood of change at Hove.

Tom Haines, 23, captains the side and there have been changes at executive level.

Jon Filby has taken over as chairman after Bob Warren stood down while former wicketkeeper and umpire Ian Gould has joined the board.

Sussex were a domestic force a little more than a decade ago but are in danger of being left behind by counties which host international cricket and The Hundred.

Head coach Salisbury, who has a young squad, said: “We know where we want to be in four or five years’ time, which is bringing sustained success back to Sussex in all competitions – and, I stress, ALL competitions.

“I know with the side we have and the squad we have, once we get to that situation, we can be there for a long time, just because of the age of this side.

“That is why we took decisions which we have in the past.

“We haven’t been in the first division since 2015.

“We haven’t won a trophy for 15 years so something had to change because that is not acceptable for a club of this standing.


“How do you do it? You rebuild, you make decisions.”

Steven Finn and Tom Alsop are set for debuts against Nottinghamshire today (11am) but Fynn Hudson-Prentice is ruled out by a stress fracture to the lower back.

George Garton also misses out as he recovers from long Covid.

James Pattinson, Dane Paterson and Stuart Broad have not been named in the Notts squad.