Chris Jordan

England
Age
October 4, 1988 (33 years)
Role
Bowler
Birth Place
Barbados
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
England
Bowling Style
Right-arm fast medium

Christopher James Jordan, also known as Chris Jordan, is a right-handed bowler and lower-order batsman for England. Born and brought up in Barbados, Chris moved to England after getting a sports scholarship at Dulwich College. He started his career with Surrey Cricket Club and later rose through the ranks to become a part of England cricket team.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
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Bowling
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Team played

England, Barbados, England XI, Northern Districts, Surrey, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab, Sussex, Adelaide Strikers, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Thunder, Chattogram Challengers, England Lions, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Trinbago Knight Riders, Karachi Kings, Peshawar Zalmi, Bloem City Blazers, Punjabi Legends, Paktia Panthers, Qalandars, Southern Brave

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
31
21
7
169
38*
12.07
188
89.89
0
0
12
5
T20I
63
36
17
289
36*
15.21
219
131.96
0
0
21
13
Test
8
11
1
180
35
18
320
56.25
0
0
24
1
IPL
24
9
2
64
30
9.14
57
112.28
0
0
3
3

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
31
31
1532
1521
43
5/29
5.96
35.37
35.63
0
1
0
T20I
63
62
1313
1894
69
4/28
8.65
27.45
19.03
2
0
0
Test
8
16
1530
752
21
4/18
2.95
35.81
72.86
1
0
0
IPL
24
24
459
698
25
4/11
9.12
27.92
18.36
1
0
0

Chris Jordan is often regarded as a death over specialist in T20 cricket because of his ability to bowl yorkers. Eligible to play for both England and the West Indies, Jordan chose to play for England. He is a handy batsman in T20 cricket with a strike rate of 129.78 in 31 innings.

ODI Career

Chris Jordan made his debut at the international level in the 5th ODI against Australia on 16 September 2013. He took 3 wickets in 10 overs for 51 runs and scored 14 runs with the bat in a losing cause. Jordan was a part of England’s tour of Australia in January 2014. He didn’t show any impressive results with the ball, taking only 6 wickets in 5 games.

Chris Jordan finally had an outstanding series against visiting Sri Lanka in 2014. He took 3 wickets in the first ODI of the series for 25 runs in 6 overs and scored 38 runs in 13 balls. Jordan grabbed his first Man of the Match award for this performance. Jordan’s first and only five-for came in the third ODI of the series. In 8 overs he gave 29 runs while taking important wickets of Sangakkara, Chandimal and Mathews. Though the series was won by Sri Lanka, Chris Jordan took 12 wickets in 5 games at an average of 19.3 and an economy of 5.52. In the latter half of the year, England visited Sri Lanka for a 7-match ODI series in which Jordan took 10 wickets in 5 games.

Chris Jordan’s consistent performance awarded him a chance to star in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. After getting ignored in the first four games Jordan joined the team against Bangladesh. He ended up taking 2 wickets in a losing cause and witnessed England’s departure from the World Cup. In the last game against Afghanistan, he was awarded the Man of the Match for his 2 wickets for 17 runs in 6 overs.

Chris Jordan lost his place in the national team after a series of poor performances in 2016. He made his comeback this year in the series against South Africa. Currently, he has played 34 matches for England. Jordan has taken 45 wickets at an average of 35.80 and an economy of 5.97.

Test Career

After an impressive ODI home series against Sri Lanka in 2014, Chris Jordan was picked up for the Test series against the same rivals in 2014. In the debut match against Sri Lanka, Jordan took 3 and 2 wickets in the first and the second innings respectively at Lord’s.

Jordan took 10 wickets in 5 matches Test series against visiting India at an average of 22.30 and an economy of 3.63. In the final Test of the series, he took 3 for 32 in the first innings and 4 for 18 in the second innings, including wickets of Virat Kohli in both innings. England won the game by an innings and 244 runs.

Unfortunately, Jordan couldn’t imitate his ODI and T20I performance in Tests and got dropped from the national team after the West Indies tour in 2015. In 8 Tests played, Chris Jordan has taken 21 wickets at an average of 35.80 and an economy of 2.94.

He has an impressive first-class record with both bat and ball. He has taken 335 wickets in 114 first-class games at an average of 32.02 and has scored 3443 runs in 159 innings at an average of 25.31 with three hundreds.

T20I Career

For his natural ability to bowl yorkers in the death overs, Chris Jordan was selected in the England team for the Australia tour. He debuted on 2 February 2014 in the final T20 game of the series and took 1 wicket for 23 runs in 4 overs. England lost the game by 84 runs and the series too.

In his second international game, Jordan caught everyone’s attention by picking up 3 wickets for 39 runs and scoring quickfire 27 runs in 9 balls against the West Indies for a consolation win. He sent Dwayne Bravo all over the park by hitting 4 sixes in the last over of the innings. He was awarded the Man of the Match for this performance. After a series of good performances, Jordan was selected for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup held in India.

In a group stage match against Sri Lanka in Delhi, Jordan took 4 wickets giving 28 runs in 4 overs, helping England to qualify for the semis. In the semifinals, Jordan took the wicket of in-form Ross Taylor. In total, Jordan took 6 wickets in 6 games at an average of 31.33 and an economy of 8.17.

Chris Jordan produced his best bowling figures against the West Indies in the 3-match series. He took 4 wickets for 6 runs in 2 overs. Chris Jordan was named the Payer of the Series as well for taking 6 wickets in 3 games.

Jordan had a fabulous 2019 overall. He took 14 wickets in 8 games, bowling less than 24 overs at an average of 12.85. Since the 2016 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, Chris Jordan has played every game for England thanks to his consistent performance

Overall, Chris Jordan has played 52 T20Is to pick up 63 wickets at an average of 24.76 and an economy rate of 8.66. His economy is higher as a result of bowling in death overs.

IPL Career

Owing to the success in the T20 World Cup in 2016, Chris Jordan was signed as a replacement player for RCB instead of Mitchell Starc who was injured at the time. He made his debut against Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. He took 1 wicket for 43 runs in 4 overs in a winning cause.

Jordan played all the remaining games for RCB including the final against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). His best figures 4 for 11 came against Gujrat Lions. RCB won that game by a whopping 144 runs. He took 11 wickets in 9 games at an average of 23.45 and an economy of 9.21. Jordan was released by RCB before the 2017 Auction.

Jordan was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in 2017 for USD 75,000. He played a single game for the entire season, taking 1 wicket in the only over he bowled. Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) bought Jordan for USD 400,000 approximately for the IPL 2020 season.

Personal Life

Chris Jordan was born to Robert and Rosita Jordan on 4 October 1988 in Christ Church, Barbados. His sister’s name is Keisha Boyce. Chris did his schooling in Barbados, Combermere School in Bridgetown. He later went to Dulwich College in London. He went to the same school as Rihanna. Chris Jordan likes football and he is a big fan of Manchester United.

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