Sussex are considering a Championship call-up for Aneesh Kapil.

The former England under-19s cap topped the county’s 2nd XI batting averages last year and made a century this week.

Head coach Jason Gillespie saw his side slip to 2-3 and 4-2 in their two innings of the current Championship match against Durham.

Kapil scored 525 runs at 66.87 in 12 innings last year and hit 110 not out in this week’s draw at Essex.

The Wolverhampton-born right-hander, 25, previously played for Surrey and Worcestershire.

Gillespie said: “He is most certainly knocking on the door. He will come under consideration.”

Asked whether that could be for the Championship match versus Northants on Sunday, Gillespie said: “Potentially. We will sit down in a selection meeting and look at what our options are."

Sussex's failure to get a solid base to their innings has become a recurring theme.

Gillespie said: "We haven’t found a way to get through those opening spells and we are finding ourselves two, three, four down far too regularly.

“It is certainly something I have spoken about any number of times to the media.

“The lads have got to find solutions and find a way to get through.

“At the moment, it hasn’t quite panned out that way.

“The effort has been fantastic. They are training really well, they are putting in the effort and they just haven’t been quite able to transfer that out into the middle.

“They will reflect on their dismissals and look to get better next time.”

The head coach had no comment on what looked a poor decision to give out Luke Wells caught in the slips at the top of the Sussex second innings.