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Full name Christopher James Jordan
Born October 4, 1988, Barbados
Current age 25 years 198 days
Major teams England, Barbados, England Lions, Surrey, Surrey 2nd XI, Sussex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Height 6 ft 2 in
Education Dulwich College
|ODI debut||England v Australia at Southampton, Sep 16, 2013 scorecard|
|Last ODI||West Indies v England at North Sound, Feb 28, 2014 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 2, 2014 scorecard|
|Last T20I||England v Netherlands at Chittagong, Mar 31, 2014 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Kent v Surrey at Canterbury, Aug 8-9, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham, Apr 13-16, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's, Aug 5, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||West Indies v England at North Sound, Feb 28, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Surrey v Essex at The Oval, Jun 11, 2008 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||England v Netherlands at Chittagong, Mar 31, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3/15, 15, 3/121||Sussex||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||13 Apr 2014||FC|
|1/13, 14||England||v Netherlands||Chittagong||31 Mar 2014||T20I # 394|
|1/30, 16||England||v South Africa||Chittagong||29 Mar 2014||T20I # 391|
|2/28||England||v Sri Lanka||Chittagong||27 Mar 2014||T20I # 387|
|8, 0/5||England||v New Zealand||Chittagong||22 Mar 2014||T20I # 380|
|1/37, 1*||England||v India||Dhaka||19 Mar 2014||Other T20|
|8, 0/7||England||v West Indies||Fatullah||18 Mar 2014||Other T20|
|27*, 3/39||England||v West Indies||Bridgetown||13 Mar 2014||T20I # 364|
|0/67||England||v West Indies||North Sound||28 Feb 2014||ODI # 3477|
|8, 0/39||England XI||v UWI VC XI||North Sound||25 Feb 2014||Other OD|
Chris Jordan, a right-arm quick bowler born in the home of fast bowling, Barbados, was first spotted in his native land by Bill Athey, who was scouting for a recipient of a cricket scholarship back in England at Dulwich College. He became an exciting prospect at Surrey but failed to emerge as the bowler the county had hoped, not helped by a troubled period in the county's affairs.
But a move to Sussex for the 2013 season saw his true potential come to the fore. England soon took notice. Eligible for England through his grandmother, he was selected for two England Lions fixtures in 2013 - meaning he would have to undertake a qualifying period to play for West Indies - and travelled with the full England ODI squad to Dublin. An ODI debut against Australia at the Ageas Bowl was enough to get him to Australia for the limited-overs phase of a return tour a few months later and he was one of the few players to emerge with his reputation enhanced.
Jordan was earmarked for great things after Nadeem Shahid, Surrey's Second XI coach, saw five minutes of his all-round ability. Shahid immediately called then first XI coach Alan Butcher to tell him they had a gem on their books. Five days later Jordan was at first team nets. He impressed there and blazed into Surrey's team in August 2007, looking the part immediately at just 18 years old.
It was a hugely promising start with 20 wickets at 24.50 before the year was out but in the following seasons, injuries and inconsistency stalled his career and he missed the whole of 2010 with a back problem. His return in 2011 produced only 11 wickets at 48.00 in the Championship but that winter returned to play for Barbados and his potential was again evident with 13 scalps at 21.16. But back with Surrey in 2012 he again hardly suggested at anything spectacular and was released at the end of the season.
He again returned to Barbados, with the question looming of who he might play for internationally, and excelled again with 16 wickets at 15.18.
He moved to Sussex for 2013 and immediately flourished as the bright spark he was thought of as a teenager. He took 6 for 48 on debut against Yorkshire, his first-class best figures, and was among the leading wicket-takers in the County Championship, passing fifty wickets for the first time. Sussex - and their director of cricket Mark Robinson - shared the plaudits for restoring an obvious talent.
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