Chris Jordan returns to Surrey as England’s leading wicket taker in IT20 history and an experienced performer at the highest level of the game.
With 73 wickets in 65 IT20s, 45 wickets in 34 ODIs & 21 wickets in eight Test matches, the 32-year-old has packed a lot into his international career so far but which of those performances stand out?
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Here we take a look at some of the key moments from his international career.
Test debut – England v Sri Lanka, Lord’s, June 2014 (5/136, 54 runs)
It doesn’t get much better than making your Test debut at Lord’s and with the wickets of openers Dimuth Karunaratne & Kaushal Silva as well as a vital lower order 35 in the first innings, he was an important part of the side.
ODI debut – England v Australia, Ageas Bowl, September 2013 (3/51, 14 runs)
Phil Hughes, Michael Clarke & James Faulkner were the victims as Jordan acted as vital support to Ben Stokes, who claimed 5/61 from his 10 overs.
IT20 debut – Australia v England, ANZ Stadium, February 2014 (1/23, 10 not out)
A crushing defeat for England but the wicket of Cameron White and 10 runs from 12 balls before running out of partners for Jordan.
Test best figures – 7/50 v India, The Kia Oval, August 2014
His only Test at his original home in county cricket was a particularly memorable one for Jordan, including the wicket of Virat Kohli in both innings.
After 3/32 in the first innings, his 4/18 in the second innings was truly astonishing and a major reason for the innings and 244 run margin of victory.
ODI best figures – 5/29 v Sri Lanka, Old Trafford, May 2014
Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Kulasekara & Lasith Malinga. That’s not just any five-wicket haul. Sri Lanka were all out for 67, England won by 10 wickets and Jordan was named Man of the Match.
IT20 best figures – 4/6 v West Indies, St Kitts & Nevis, March 2019
Darren Bravo (0), Jason Holder (0), Nicholas Pooran (1) & Fabian Allen (1) were the four men ripped out of the middle order by Jordan as England sealed a thumping 137 run win.
A pressure moment – 4/28 to beat defending champions Sri Lanka in the 2016 T20 World Cup
With holders Sri Lanka edging towards the required total with their lower order, up stepped Jordan at the death to take the wickets of Perera, Shananka & Herath and with it, Sri Lanka’s hopes of winning.
Jordan ended up with six wickets from six matches as England ended up runners-up.