Sussex’s NatWest T20 Blast hopes are set to receive a double boost.

The Sharks are poised to sign an overseas all-rounder for their back-to-back games against Kent and Middlesex on Thursday and Friday and will also welcome back England international Chris Jordan.

Sussex named just one overseas player – Ross Taylor – for their defeat to Gloucestershire at Arundel Castle on Sunday with Bangladesh seamer Mustafizur Rahman not due to arrive for another two weeks.

South Africa all-rounder David Wiese filled in for Rahman for four games but has now gone to the Caribbean Premier League prompting Sussex to make another signing on a short-term basis.

Head coach Mark Davis is confident of having somebody in place for the trip to Canterbury on Thursday with Sussex desperate to get their campaign back on track following two rained-off matches and one defeat which has left them in fourth place in the South Group.

Davis is also expecting Jordan to be available to play against both Kent and Middlesex despite being on international duty. England play Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI at the Oval tomorrow with the series concluding in Cardiff on Saturday but Davis has received assurances that Jordan will be released.

Davis said: “We are looking to bring in an all-rounder and I am sure we will have someone in for the game against Kent. Paul Farbrace (England assistant coach) has also promised me that if Chris is available he will play on Thursday and Friday which is great news.”