Steven Mullaney will open the batting for Nottinghamshire alongside Riki Wessels in the LV= County Championship match against Sussex at Trent Bridge.

With Michael Lumb and Alex Hales unavailable ahead of Tuesday's NatWest International T20, Director of Cricket Mick Newell has recalled Ajmal Shahzad and introduced David Hussey following the departure of Ed Cowan.

Hussey makes his first appearance in four day cricket since his return to Trent Bridge with Samit Patel and James Taylor also named in the top five.

Nottinghamshire won the toss and elected to field with rain delaying the scheduled 12 noon start.

Nottinghamshire team to face Sussex: Riki Wessels, Steven Mullaney, James Talor, Samit Patel, David Hussey, Chris Read, Paul Franks, Ajmal Shahzad, Luke Fletcher, Andre Adams, Harry Gurney