‘I hope the ship hasn’t sailed’: Chris Jordan still hoping to make England’s World Cup squad after shining in first T20 against West Indies
- Chris Jordan still harbours hopes of playing at the World Cup this summer
- The 30-year-old fast bowler last played a one-dayer for England in 2016
- He shone in his side’s victory over West Indies in the first T20 in St Lucia
- Jordan has two more in St Kitts on Friday and Sunday to further his claims
England’s forgotten man Chris Jordan still harbours hopes of playing for England at the World Cup this summer.
Jordan, who last played a one-dayer for England in 2016, shone in his side’s victory over West Indies in the first T20 in St Lucia on Tuesday night and has two more in St Kitts on Friday and Sunday to further his claims.
‘I hope the ship hasn’t sailed,’ the 30-year-old said of his World Cup chances. ‘I’ve had conversations with Ed Smith when squads are announced and he’s always said I’m there or thereabouts. That gives me encouragement.
Chris Jordan of England celebrates after dismissing Chris Gayle of the West Indies
Jordan shone in his side’s victory over West Indies in the first T20 in St Lucia on Tuesday night
‘Twenty20 cricket is what I’m involved in now and anything other than that I will leave to the selectors.’
Another quick bowler pushing for summer inclusion is Jofra Archer. The 23-year-old is set to make his England debut in 50-over matches against Ireland and Pakistan in May, and Jordan knows him better than most.
‘I speak to Jofra literally every day and he’s like my little brother,’ said Jordan. ‘For a kid so young he’s got a good head on his shoulders.
‘I’m more than certain he will rise to the occasion when he qualifies because he’s that sort of character and person.’
The 30-year-old makes a stunning save to dismiss Darren Bravo during the victory
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