Sussex legend Luke Wright has retired from professional cricket to become England’s new national men’s selector.

He will take up his ECB role in March.

Wright played more than 400 matches for Sussex across all formats, scoring more than 16,000 runs including centuries.

He remains the highest scorer in T20 Blast history with 5026 runs for the Sharks.

Wright said: “A huge thank you to Sussex for the most incredible 19 seasons at the club. I am very proud of what I achieved individually and as a team during my time.

“I would like to thank everyone connected to the club for the support I've had ever since moving here. I gave my everything and I hope that showed on the pitch.

“I would also like to thank my friends and family for the love, support and sacrifices they gave to make my career possible.

“And finally, my brother Ashley who has been my batting coach from start to finish. “I will always be a Sussex fan.”