Sussex are waiting to hear whether Jofra Archer could get another Friday night run at Hove.

The fast bowler was left out of the England XI for the first Test against Australia, which starts today.

A combination of pitch conditions at Edgbaston and Archer’s ongoing recovery from a side strain were cited as reasons to put his Test debut on hold.

Archer took 2-21 in four overs as he helped Sharks tie with Surrey in the Vitality Blast last Friday.

He could, in theory, be available to return against Kent tomorrow before another sell-out crowd.

England skipper Joe Root explained why Archer had missed out.

He said: “Jofra is coming back from quite a serious injury. We looked at conditions and made a decision on what we thought would best take 20 wickets here.

“It also gives him time to get absolutely ready and fit to make sure he has his workloads up and ready to go for later in the series if he needs to make an impact.

“(His fitness) will be monitored throughout the week. It’s important that he’s ready to go to offer something different.”

Alex Carey makes his home debut as Sharks aim to maintain their impressive start to the South Group campaign.

And Chris Jordan is likely to feature after a knee injury.