Chris Jordan a.k.a Christopher James Jordan, a Barbadian-born English cricketer, was born on October 4, 1988. He is a late-order right-handed batsman and a right-arm quick bowler. He is a domestic cricketer for Surrey and has also represented England in the shorter versions of the game.
Chris Jordan was born in Barbados, as were both of his parents, and his maternal grandparents are British nationals. He received an athletic scholarship to finish his formal education at Dulwich College in England after being schooled at Combermere School in Bridgetown, Barbados, where he studied with singer Rihanna.
Unfortunately, problems plagued him after that, and he was forced to miss the whole 2010 season due to a back injury. His performance in 2011 was not very outstanding, with only 11 wickets, although he did have a brief stay with Barbados that winter, when he took 13 wickets. His form deteriorated when he returned to Surrey in 2012, and he was discharged at the end of the season. He went to Barbados and played admirably once more, collecting 16 wickets at 15.18.
Chris Jordan’s 2013 proved to be a good year for him, as he committed to Sussex. He was one of the leading wicket-takers in the County Championship after taking 6 for 48 on debut against Yorkshire. In August, he was called up to the England Lions for an ODI series against Bangladesh ‘A’, and he was also named for the senior team to face Ireland and Australia. In his first game in Southampton, he made his ODI debut against Australia and took three wickets.
This performance earned him a place in England’s limited overs team for the early 2014 tour to Australia and the West Indies. His exploits in the third T20I against West Indies drew attention, as he took three wickets to aid his side to a consolation win after hitting Dwayne Bravo all over the park, including four sixes, to take 26 runs in the penultimate over, giving England a competitive total on the board.
Chris Jordan has had an on-again, off-again relationship with the ODI team. Following an outstanding ODI series against Sri Lanka at home, in which he took 12 wickets in five games, the selectors decided to give him his maiden Test cap against the same opponents.
He also played three Tests against India, where he continued to improve as the series went, but he was unable to replicate those results in the ODI series. During the Sri Lanka tour, he only played one game in the five-match series and was inconsistent. Jordan was moved down the pecking order as a result of Chris Woakes’ revival.
In August 2007, Chris Jordan made his first-team debut for Surrey against Middlesex at Lord’s. On his first-class debut, he took 2–41, and in his second encounter, against Durham, he took 3–42 to help dismiss the home side. In 2007, Chris Jordan was named Surrey’s most promising young player by the NBC Denis Compton Award.
Jordan was unable to participate in the 2010 English cricket season due to a stress fracture in his back. In December of that year, he returned to training.
Chris Jordan was released by Surrey at the end of the 2012 season after six years with the club.
He returned to Barbados for a second winter season with the Barbados national cricket side before joining Sussex for the 2013 English season, when he set a new championship record best figures of 6–48 on debut against Yorkshire.
As for his One Day International (ODI) match, he played his first ODI match on September 16, 2013 against Australia. As for his last match, he played on February 9, 2020 against South Africa. Chris Jordan received an opportunity to become part of the 34 matches. He made 170 runs. David maintained his batting average of 12.14. He delivered 1618 balls. In the 1618 balls, he took 45 wickets. Further, he maintained his bowling average of 35.80. Highest score while batting is 38 runs.
As for his T20 series, he played his first match on February 2, 2014 against Australia. As for his last match, he played on January 30, 2022 against West Indies. Chris Jordan received an opportunity to become part of the 75 matches. In total he made 358 runs. His batting average rate is 14.91. In the 1559 balls delivered by him, he took 80 wickets. Further, he maintained his bowling average of 28.12.
As for his Test series, he played his first match on June 12, 2014 against Sri Lanka. As for his last match, he played on May 1, 2015 against West Indies. He received an opportunity to become part of the 8 matches. In total he made 180 runs. His batting average rate is 18. In the 1530 balls delivered by him, he took 21 wickets. Further, he maintained his bowling average of 35.80.
As for his first class, he received an opportunity to become part of the 114 matches. He made 3443 runs in total. As for his batting average, he maintained it to be 25.31. David smashed the highest score while batting 166 runs. He delivered 18,986 balls. In the 18,986 balls delivered by him, he took 335 wickets. Further, he maintained his bowling average of 32.02.
Indian Premier League
Chris Jordan debuted in IPL in the year 2016 via the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise. Currently, he is playing under the Chennai Super Kings franchise.