Sussex have signed Leicestershire seamer Chris Wright for the next two seasons to play in all formats.

Wright, who turns 38 next month, will bring a wealth of experience to the club’s youthful set-up.

He has played 196 first-class matches, taking 567 wickets at an average 32.30 with best innings figures of 7-53.

Sussex head coach Paul Farbrace said: “I'm delighted that Chris has committed the next two seasons to joining our project at Hove.

“He is a vastly experienced cricketer who will bring skill, experience, and a huge passion for the game.

“Chris is someone I have admired for a long time, and his quality with the ball will be fantastic for our developing team and will help us to win matches."

Wright is perhaps best known for his time at Warwickshire, who he helped win the Championship.

He averages almost 20 with the bat across his Championship career and has made a couple of decent scores this season, including 48 against Sussex.

Wright’s new deal will see him playing into his 40s if all goes well.

He said: “Speaking to Paul Farbrace and having played against the team a number of times I am excited to be joining such a talented and ambitious group.

“Hopefully, I will take lots of wickets and provide some valuable experience to the team."

Sussex signed Steven Finn in the hope he would be an experienced figure in the attack across all the formats going into last season.

But his time at Hove has been hindered by injury.