Sussex want to get their home record right in the Vitality Blast.

The county kick off their 2024 campaign when Gloucestershire visit the 1st Central County Ground on Friday.

Sharks lost six of their seven Hove fixtures last season but had five successes on the road.

They enjoyed fine victories at the Oval, Lord’s and Cardiff but endured some bad nights on home turf, not least a 124-run mauling by Surrey.

Hove offers its own idiosyncrasies with the slope from north to south and, as often seems to be the case, a westerly breeze combined with a temptingly short boundary over towards the main scoreboard and the eastern side of the ground.

Farbrace wants to develop a home advantage rather than, quite literally, an uphill battle.

The Sussex head coach said: “We had a fantastic record away from home last year.

“If we played at Test grounds every week, we were guaranteed a win but, unfortunately, at home our record wasn’t so good.

“We only had one win at home and that is something we have put a lot of focus on.

“We have done an awful lot of good work around our individual plans.

“Being able to ramp – get the ball down the hill when you are hitting up the hill in T20 cricket.”

Sussex worked on their T20 skills during their pre-season trip to India and even tested themselves against strong opposition.

Farbrace said: “We had a warm-up game in Bangalore during our pre-season trip which we are not allowed to talk about and we beat RCB by 11 runs and we played brilliantly.

“T (Tymal Mills, captain) was away winning the PSL during that period but he was a big part of our planning and preparation.”

Sussex have Australian duo Nathan McAndrew and Dan Hughes on board for the Blast.

Harrison Ward and Ari Karvelas are likely to come into the frame and teenage spinner Bertie Foreman could get chance to shine.