An orthodox left-arm spinner from the Isle of Wight, Briggs made both his one-day international and Twenty20 international debuts for England in 2012 and has frequently appeared in his country's limited-overs squads.
A key member of the Hampshire side that reached Twenty20 Finals Day five years running from 2010 to 2014, Briggs was his county's leading wicket-taker in that format for four of those five campaigns.
After making both his one-day and first-class debuts for Hampshire in 2009, he quickly became their first-choice spinner and, having played an important role in their 2010 Friends Provident t20 triumph with 31 wickets, was named in the England Performance Programme squad that winter.
Briggs excelled for England Lions in the West Indies in early 2011 and continued his impressive progress for Hampshire that summer.
After shining for the Lions in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, Briggs was named in the senior England squad for the four ODIs against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. He took 2-39 on debut in the final match of the series, which England won 4-0.
Briggs made his T20 international bow against South Africa at Edgbaston in 2012 shortly before travelling to Sri Lanka as part of England's World Twenty20 squad. He had to delay his wedding to compete and played one game in the showpiece, claiming 1-36 against New Zealand.
Briggs opted to leave Hampshire in October 2015 in search of regular first-team cricket and joined Sussex, relegated to County Championship Division Two that season, on a three-year contract.