Sussex will bring back Jaydev Unadkat for what they hope is a promotion push.

The India fast bowler will play the final five games of the County Championship campaign.

Unadkat played three Championship games for Sussex towards the end of last season, taking 11 wickets at 24.18 apiece.

He said: “It was at Hove last season when we won a last-day thriller against Leicestershire, that gave me a sense of belongingness to county cricket, and to Sussex as my home.

“While my first county season was good, I can’t wait to be back and push for that promotion this summer which everyone at Hove is rooting for.”

Unadkat’s six-wicket haul helped Sussex to a 15-run win over Leicestershire which helped give a tough season a more positive feel.

Sussex coach Paul Fabrace said: “Jaydev lived up to the expectation that not only would he show his class on the field, but he would also be a fantastic person and be part of what we are all trying to achieve.

“Jaydev is a lovely guy who did everything he could to help our players and share his fantastic knowledge.”