Damien Wright could return to Sussex for a second spell after taking his 300th first-class wicket yesterday.

The 33-year-old from New South Wales took 3-57 from 25 overs on the first day of the Championship match against Durham at Hove in what could be his last appearance for the county.

Yasir Arafat arrives tomorrow to begin his second stint as Sussex’s overseas player but he will only be able to play until the end of May before joining up with Pakistan for the Twenty20 World Cup.

Wright would then be free to return to Sussex for a further three weeks during the tournament.

Sussex coach Mark Robinson said: “We’re not at the stage yet where we have to decide but Damien is definitely in the frame to come back.

“He is an honest cricketer who has fitted in well here. He’s a great character with a good cricket brain and adds to the dressing room.

“We have to be slightly careful because of work permit issues. Yasir arrives on Friday and we’ll see how fit he is before deciding if he can play against Surrey on Sunday.”

Durham recovered from 162-6 to reach 318-7 at stumps thanks to a second successive Championship hundred from Dale Benkenstein.

The normally reliable Ollie Rayner dropped Benkenstein on 19 but Robinson was pleased with his seam attack.

He added: “Until mid-afternoon we bowled well and beat the bat regularly.”