England’s fast-bowling all-rounder Chris Jordan will re-join Surrey at the end of the current season in a deal until the end of the 2024 campaign.
Jordan, who began his career with Surrey before moving to Sussex in 2013, will take the reins as the Club’s T20 captain on his return to The Kia Oval.
The 32-year-old seamer and lower order batter made his professional debut for Surrey in 2007 and played 68 times before leaving at the close of the 2012 season.
He is now one of the most revered short format bowlers in the world and widely recognised as one of the best fielders in the game having played for more than eight years at international level and in domestic leagues across the globe.
After 65 IT20 caps, Jordan is the leading wicket taker in England’s history with 73 scalps. He has also taken 45 wickets in 34 ODIs & 21 wickets in 8 Test matches.
In 2021, Jordan has played a vital role in Southern Brave’s triumph in the inaugural The Hundred competition, helped Sussex to Vitality Blast Finals Day and featured for Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League.
He has also previously played in the Caribbean Premier League, Bangladesh Premier League, Pakistan Super League, Big Bash & the Super Smash in New Zealand.
Surrey’s Director of Cricket Alec Stewart said: “I first saw him when he was at Dulwich College as a 16-year-old and his obvious talent was there to see then therefore I’m delighted to welcome CJ back to Surrey, his first home in county cricket.
“He has worked tirelessly at his game to get himself to the point now where he is regarded as one of the finest death bowlers in the world.
“His skill and work ethic, coupled with vast experience at the international and franchise level means I’m very confident he will contribute in a big way both on and off the field.”
Jordan added: “I am extremely pleased to be returning to the place where it all started for me at the age of 17. I return having evolved not only as a cricketer but a person and I’m looking forward continuing that evolution.
“I am honoured to be entrusted with leading the T20 team over the next few years and playing a part in helping the Club win trophies. There is an enormous amount of talent in the dressing room and I can’t wait to get started.”