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Chris Jordan

Published : Apr 14 2017 | Modified : Apr 14 2017

Christopher Jordan is a famous cricketer who was born on 4th of October 1988. He was born in Barbados and later, moved to England. He plays cricket for Barbados and also for England team, as a standby fielder. His batting style is of right hand, he is a right handed fast bowler and a right had batsman. He often opts to field behind the batsman offside, in order to not miss out the ball that goes out of reach by wicketkeeper.

Personal life:

Jordan has his roots in UK! However, he and his parents are born and brought up in Barbados. Jordan has completed his initial studies in one of the schools named Combermere School in Barbados along with the famous singer, Rihanna. He then moved to England for completing his graduation in Dulwich College, where he reached through a scholarship.

Career:

He started his cricket career with Surrey for 5 years and got recognized with NBC Denis Compton Award. The year 2010 didn’t proved to be lucky for him as his back injury didn’t let him play the season. After completing 6 years with Surrey, he was released and he went back to his native country, Barbados.

Later in 2012, he signed up with Sussex and played at his best and fruitful results could be seen later. Next, he made his entry into ODI playing for Sussex against Australia in which his performance was appreciated and he got selected for the England tour, coming up next. The ODI test series for India and Sri Lanka were well played by Jordan with every time improvising himself. However, his performance in ODI series were totally opposite of that in test matches.

In start of 2015 World Cup, Jordan didn’t play until the match against Bangladesh, which was eventually lost by England. The next match was against Afghanistan, which was a victory for England and Jordan was awarded as Man of the Match. Jordan gave his best in 2016 T20 and England reached to the semi-finals and lost with very less score with West Indies as the winner.

Jordan’s success has no bounds; he was one of the players selected for Indian tour in the year 2017. He was not going to play the match but one of his team mates David Willey got injured and his contribution in the match helped England win the first match. However, England lost by India to the score 2-1 in the series. Jordan has made his place for the tag of highest numbers of wickets grabbed in the whole series.

With his improving performance, he was signed by TCB for 2016 IPL and his performance was phenomenal. However the year later in 2017, he was signed by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the auction for the bidding of 50 lakh Indian Currency. He has grabbed 3 Man of the match awards in One day International cricket and 1 Man of the Match award for Twenty International Cricket.

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