Salisbury made his Test debut in 1992 and took five wickets in England’s two-wicket defeat by Pakistan at Lord’s but, like former Surrey team-mate Mark Ramprakash, he struggled to reproduce his county form at international level.
First picked at the age of 22, Salisbury was in and out of the England team until 2000, when he suffered a personally disappointing tour of Pakistan. His line suffered on the international stage as nerves took the better of him.
Salisbury moved to Surrey from Sussex in 1997 and the partnership he formed with Saqlain Mushtaq proved very beneficial to the South London club.
His batting also improved and he was instrumental in several infamous Surrey rearguard actions. He is also an excellent fielder in the gully region, taking some stunning catches to turn games Surrey's way.
However, Nayan Doshi's improvement saw Salisbury demoted to the second XI for much of 2005, where he often took on the role of captain.
A fixture in the first XI in 2006, Salisbury was rewarded for his services to the club with a benefit year in 2007 and a one-year extension to his contract.
He left Surrey in 2007, after playing in just six championship games and taking 11 wickets, and joined Warwickshire on a two-year deal.
The move revitalised him as he claimed 31 wickets in the championship, including five five-wicket hauls. He also scored three half-centuries.
He was also the county's leading wicket-taker in both the Twenty20 Cup and the NatWest Pro40, with 15 and 10 respectively.
However, he decided to leave Edgbaston just before the start of the 2009 season and returned to Surrey as second XI and academy coach.