Jason Gillespie expects Sussex to soak up the lessons from their big day against Australia.

Justin Langer kicks off life in charge of the Aussies with a 50-overs day-nighter at Hove tomorrow (2pm).

Aussie legend Gillespie, now head coach of the county side, wants his team to relish the occasion.

He told The Argus: “This is going to be one of the great learning opportunities for our group of players and I'm so excited.

“I’m already looking to tee up our keepers Ben Brown and Michael Burgess with the Aussie assistant coach Brad Haddin and they also have Tim Payne and Alex Carey in their ranks. I think they want to have a big keepers’ catch-up.

“I think that would be brilliant, just sitting around over a coffee or after play and having a chat.

“Hopefully our boys can just interact with the Aussie guys.

“It would be invaluable for our group of players.

“The lads are all buzzing. Some guys don’t get the chance to play international cricket so playing against the world champions in 50-overs cricket before a full house is the next best thing.”

Sussex have rested Luke Wright and brought Tom Haines into a 12-man squad.

Gates open at 12.30pm, with play starting at 2pm. All 6,000 seats for the fixture have been sold and no tickets will be available on the day.

Sharks are in action again on Friday when they play a T20 against the 2018 Aboriginal XI. That match starts at 3pm, following a women’s fixture at 11am. Admission is free.