All About Chris Jordan And His Cricket Career

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Chris James Jordan is a successful English cricket player born on 4th October 1988. Jordan was born in Barbados, and he spent most of his early years in the country before he moved to England, thanks to a sporting scholarship to Dulwich College. Chris Jordan was a winner even in his earlier years, and he burst on the county when he was only 18 years old, picking up 20 wickets in five championship games in the county of Surrey in 2007.

Unfortunately, his career was plagued by injuries, and because of them, he ended up missing the 2010 season after developing a back problem. After the injury, Jordan returned for the 2011 season, but he was not particularly impressive, and he ended up managing only 11 wickets. In 2012, things did not change much, and that’s when he was released at the end of the season. He returned to Barbados and did not quit playing cricket. His return to Barbados proved to be fruitful as he performed brilliantly there, picking up 16 wickets.

In 2013, his form was good, and the year proved to be one of his career-best years. He signed for Sussex, and in his debut season, he became one of the leading wicket-taker in the championship of the county. For his performances in the County Championship, Jordan earned a call up to the England Lions team, the second tier team below the England national cricket team. They played against Bangladesh in August, and he was impressive. For his performance, he was called up for the national team to face Australia and Ireland.

In 2014, Chris James Jordan participated in Sri Lanka, India, and Tri-Series, but he was not as impressive in the Tri-Series as most people would have expected. He ended up not playing for another Tri-Series. In 2015, he was selected in the world cup team, but he was not a starter during the games. Jordan also kept his place in the team for the West Indies tour, but again he performed a little less than expected.

In 2016, however, Jordan was a vital part of the England team during the 2016 World T20, where they finished second in the tournament. In December 2021, Jordan claimed the top position as the leading wicket-taker for England T20i cricket.

Generally, Chris James Jordan plays in the team as a bowler, and he is an impressive right-arm fast bowler. Jordan is also capable of batting in the lower order, and he has scored some vital runs for his team. He is excellent with both catching and ground fielding, and he can field anywhere in the field. From 2013 when he made his national team debut, Chris has taken over 328 wickets for the national team, and he has been a vital part of the national team’s success.

Personal Information About Chris Jordan

Full NameChristopher James Jordan
Height1.79 m
Date of Birth4th October 1988
Location of BirthChrist Church, Barbados
Batting StyleRight-Handed
NationalityBarbadian, Christian
ParentsRobert Jordan, Rosita Jordan
Bowling StyleFast Bowling
SiblingsKeisha Boyce

Family Background Of Chris James Jordan

Chris Jordan was born on 4th October 1988 to Robert and Rosita Jordan in Bridgetown, Barbados. He has one sister, Keisha Boyce. Jordan’s maternal grandparents are both from the United Kingdom. Jordan went to school in Combermere School in Bridgetown. In school, he studied with one of the greatest pop stars of all time, Rihanna. While at school, he gained a sporting scholarship to continue with his education in England at Dulwich College in England.

Currently, Chris James Jordan is unmarried, and it is not clear whether he has a long-term girlfriend or not because he keeps his relationship life private. Jordan does not have any children as of 2022, and his dating history is unknown.

Achievements Of Chris Jordan

  • Jordan was awarded the most promising young cricket player from Surrey in 2007 at the NBC Denis Compton Awards.
  • Jordan was named in the England national team for cricket in 2013 and played his first international match for England against Australia in September 2013.
  • Jordan won the man of the match for the game against Sri Lanka in the ODI series in 2014.
  • In the 2015 World Cup, Jordan picked up the man of the match award after his display against Afghanistan, helping the England national team win by nine wickets.
  • During the India tour in 2007, Jordan was the leading wicket-taker for England in this T20 series, despite failing to make the first eleven during the first few games.
  • Jordan has played in over 50 matches for England in the T20I tournament.
  • Jordan is the leading wicket-taker for England national team in T20I cricket. He set this record in December 2021.
  • After Jordan’s peak performances during the ICC World T20 in 2016, he was noticed and signed to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore, and in the nine matches that he played for them, Jordan picked up 11 wickets.
  • Jordan played a vital role for Peshawar Zalmi in 2017 when they won their first title, making him be retained for one more season at a silver category.
  • In 2021, Jordan played for Southern Brave, and he was a vital member of the title-winning squad, scoring 54 runs and picking up nine wickets in the ten matches he played for them.

All Format Career Summary of Chris Jordan

ODI Career Of Chris Jordan

Chris James Jordan began his ODI career in 2013 against Australia on 16th September. Even though Jordan was on the losing side, Chris picked up three wickets and scored 15 runs. Because of his performance, Jordan was called up to the England squad again as part of the English lineup to tour Australia and West Indies in 2014. He put up several considerably good performances, and because of that, he was selected to represent the country in the 2015 world cup.

Unfortunately, Chris James Jordan only managed to play two matches in the world cup, and England exited the tournament early after being knocked out by Australia, whereby Australia won by 111 runs. After that disastrous performance in the world cup, a lot of players were cut off from the national team, but Chris Jordan was one of the few ones that survived the cull.

T20I Career Of Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan has been very successful in this series. He made his debut in 2014 February in Sydney, Australia. In the Australia T20, Jordan scored unbeaten ten runs and picked up one wicket, but England lost the match by 84 runs. He also participated in the T20I against West Indies still in 2014, where he picked up three wickets, which made him begin being considered for the Test squad. Chris Jordan became even more popular in the T20I series against Sri Lanka in 2014 after he picked up 12 wickets. With his impressive performances, Jordan was selected to participate in the 2016 T20 WC, and again he performed well.

Test Career Of Chris Jordan

Jordan made his debut in the test career in June 2014. During the first inning, he picked up two wickets, and in his second inning, he picked up three innings. It was his performance at ODI that earned him a selection in the Test squad. 2014 was a good year for Jordan in the test series as he picked up ten wickets, and his team England took the series 3-1.

He was also chosen for the 2015 West Indies Test tour, but his performances were not as impressive as they were in 2014, only managing to muster six scalps after the three matches he participated in. So far, he has played in eight test matches and has managed to pick up 21 wickets.

Net Worth Of Chris Jordan

Jordan has had a successful career in cricket, and during his time as a player, he has accumulated a net worth of $5 m as of 2022. In 2021, his estimated net worth stood at $ 3 million.

Social Media Handle Of Chris Jordan

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1. Is Chris James Jordan a Fast Bowler?

Yes, Jordan is a faster bowler with a level-headed calmness and an excellent Yorker.

2. How tall is Chris Jordan?

Jordan is 1.79 meters tall, which is equivalent to 5’10.47.

3. How Old is Chris James Jordan?

Born on 4th October 1988, Chris James Jordan is 33 years old as of March 2022.