England pacer Chris Jordan considers himself as a versatile cricketer
"I don't regard myself as just a T20 player."
Updated - Oct 27, 2018 5:03 pm
England fast bowler Chris Jordan has played all forms of international cricket, but he hasn’t featured for the Three Lions in Tests and One Day Internationals for the last two years. The 30-year-old has played only T20 cricket in national colours of late, his last appearance coming in the Brits’ third and final T20I against India at County Ground in Bristol back in July this year.
The Barbados-born cricketer has represented his nation in 31 ODIs, the last of which came against Pakistan in Cardiff in September 2016. In the meantime, the speedster doesn’t want to be recognised as a T20 player and rather expressed his desire to play all the three formats. He also understands the importance of making appropriate use of the opportunities.
That’s part and parcel of being a professional
“I don’t regard myself as just a T20 player for England, but that’s the format I’m involved in at the moment. I do have ambitions and aspirations of being involved in all three formats, but that is down to me putting in the hard work. If the guys in possession aren’t being pushed it’s almost too easy,” Jordan was quoted as saying in Sky Sports.
“Any time you get the opportunity to be involved with this amazing squad is something you look forward to. Any chance to put on the England shirt you have to grab it with both hands, whether it’s one game or 10 games. That’s part and parcel of being a professional,” he added.
Jordan has played eight Tests, 31 ODIs and 34 T20Is in which he has nipped out 21, 43 and 38 wickets respectively. While he has one five-wicket-haul in ODIs to his credit, he has a couple of four-wicket-hauls in Test and ODI cricket. With the World Cup in England knocking on the doors, Jordan would be hoping to somehow stake his claim back in the national setup.