Sussex Sharks run-machine Luke Wright will join New Zealand’s coaching staff on a short-term basis later this summer.

Wright was part of Paul Collingwood’s England T20 World Cup-winning side in 2010 and played 101 white-ball internationals for his country.

The 37-year-old still holds a limited-overs contract at Hove but has agreed to assist the Black Caps’ backroom team during their one-day trips to Ireland, Scotland and Holland.

A Sussex source confirmed Wright will be available for all Vitality Blast games.

Should the county progress, it is understood New Zealand have said they will be flexible and allow him to play for Sussex.

“Luke will offer in-depth knowledge of the conditions in the UK and his vast experiences in T20 cricket all around the world,” said head coach Gary Stead.

“The fourth coach is a role we’ve used in the past for away tours, with the likes of Luke Ronchi, Thilan Samaweera, Heinrich Malan, Shane Bond, and Jimmy Pamment.

“Along with the practicality of having an extra set of hands, it’s also a way of introducing different voices and skills to the group, as well as giving the fourth coaches themselves an opportunity to learn and develop.”