Sussex have signed former Warwickshire all-rounder Aaron Thomason.

The 21-year-old right-arm fast-medium bowler and right-handed batsmen played 45 limited-overs matches for the Bears before leaving the county last week.

He goes straight into the Sussex squad to face Worcestershire from tomorrow with Mir Hamza and George Garton still ruled out.

Thomason has yet to make a Championship debut but has featured in 45 white-ball matches for the Edgbaston outft.

In 17 List A matches, the Warwickshire Academy graduate scored 176 runs at an average of 25.14 and took 14 wickets at an average of 32.85.

In his 28 T20 appearances since signing his first professional contract in 2015, the former England Under-19 player scored 236 runs at a strike-rate of 129.67 and took 24 wickets at an average of 27.91.

He was part of the Birmingham Bears side that made it to final of the 2017 Vitality Blast.

Thomason said: “This is a great opportunity for me and I’m really looking forward to being part of something special at Sussex.

“The club has some great players who I am sure I will learn lots from. I’m relishing a new experience in the game and hopefully becoming a crucial part of the side over the next few years.

“This is a lovely part of the country to live in and I’m looking forward to getting to know all the boys and getting stuck in.”