IPL helped me develop as a player, hope to get picked again: Chris Jordan

IPL helped me develop as a player, hope to get picked again: Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan of England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

English speedster Chris Jordan is all excited for the upcoming cricket season. The Barbados-born pace bowler hopes to get selected in the IPL auctions this year as well. Last year, Jordan was seen plying his trade for the eventual finalists, Royal Challengers Bangalore. As per the quotes in News18, the pacer opined that IPL is a great platform to develop the mental aspect of the game.

The pressure of playing in front of packed houses every couple of days is quite great. Ever since his international debut, Chris Jordan has made a name for himself in the English setup. He is tipped as the death overs specialist and is renowned for bowling yorkers at will. Jordan recently mentioned that he hopes to get picked in the IPL auction this year as well.

He added that this time he will be hoping to take his side a step further and be a part of the champion team. “I’m going back into the auction and obviously hope to get picked up. It’s a tournament I really enjoyed, it really helped develop me as a player from that mental point of view, playing in front of big crowds every other day almost and you’re under a lot of pressure to deliver and perform. With Bangalore we made it to the final and obviously we want to go that one step further, but it’s a tournament I really enjoyed, its done really well and hopefully I go back and get picked up,” quoted Chris Jordan.

Jordan got his first game of the India tour during the first T20I at Kanpur. He did decently on his comeback and scalped the wicket of KL Rahul. Interestingly, Rahul was his teammate in the RCB during the IPL last year. Jordan reflected that they are good friends and shared a laugh about it after the match.

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“Ya, definitely I got (KL) Rahul out the other day and playing with him at Bangalore, bowled at him loads in the nets. He’s a good mate of mine as well so he had a little laugh about it. That experience it didn’t hurt me at all, but that counts for nothing because cricket plays on the day and you still have to deliver your skills on the day,” he quoted.

Talking about the spirit of the side, he agreed that the England team were battered in the earlier part. However, the recent wins in the Kolkata ODI and the Kanpur T20I has given the momentum to the visitors. He mentioned that they are taking one game at a time for the moment.

“It was a very nice feeling actually coming back into the team, not being involved in the One-Dayers, coming from the Big Bash. Obviously we have had a tough time on the tour, losing the Test series and ODIs initially. The last ODI win and now the first in T20I has given us a little bit of momentum. Hopefully we can keep that going,” said Chris Jordan.

“Every game is a chance to impress, a chance to stake a claim and I don’t see tomorrow or Bangalore (venue of last game on February 1) being any different. We are taking it one game at a time at the minute. If we do win tomorrow, we do wrap up the series. It will be great to do that in India,” he added further.

He also remarked that he wishes to feature in all the three formats for the national side. He admitted that he got disappointed when he did not get picked in the ODI side. However, he added that he will continue to work hard and get a place in the side.

“You are always disappointed when you have ambition and then not getting selected. Disappointment is an emotion that I think is warranted. I would want to get back into the ODI and the Test team as soon as possible, and am working very hard to do that. I was disappointed, but obviously we have a very good set of players, very strong depth. It will be quite tough getting back in, but I don’t think it is beyond me,” he conceded.