Jason Gillespie wants to see Jofra Archer roaring in at Hove after his “life-changing” winter.

The Sussex fast bowler is expected to play the touring Australians as he gets stuck back into county life.

Gillespie has praised his work behind the scenes to adjust back to longer formats after a globetrotting winter playing Twenty20.

He expects IPL pair Archer and Chris Jordan to face Australia in a sold-out 50-overs day-nighter at Hove on Thursday.

Archer took two wickets and scored 33 quick runs in defeat to Essex on Sunday.

Head coach Gillespie said: “He has had a big winter, probably a life-changing winter it would probably be fair to say.

“He is just finding his feet again back here.

“He hasn’t been back long. It’s just a matter of getting used to playing a bit longer than 20 overs because that is pretty much all he has been doing over the winter.

“It will take a little bit of time for the body to adjust.

“But he has been working hard behind the scenes and getting himself ready to go.”

Sussex fans will be keen to see the white-ball skills Archer honed with Big Bash finalists Hobart and IPL over-achievers Rajasthan, not least with T20 Blast time comes around this month.

Gillespie believes they will seeing a slightly different player and different person to last summer thanks to those overseas experiences.

He added: “Jof has gone from playing a bit of county cricket, and he is relatively new to county cricket, and now all of a sudden he is in big demand in these big tournaments worldwide. – IPL, Big Bash, PSL.

“That’s life-changing, there are no bones about that.”

David Wiese and Luke Wright look the most likely to be rested on Thursday.

Gillespie said: “If we feel it is in their best interest to have a rest, then they will.

“I expect Jof and CJ are a bit stiff and sore from two games in three days but a couple of days’ rest and they will be absolutely fine. They have pulled up well.

“We’ll see how Dave Wiese feels. He has played a lot of cricket this year so far.”