Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Jordan Hoping to Make Up for Lost Time on England Tour; CRICKET

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Jordan Hoping to Make Up for Lost Time on England Tour; CRICKET

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CHRIS Jordan is hoping finally to see some meaningful match action again for England, after six weeks of inactivity in the United Arab Emirates.

The fast bowler's tour began in mid-October, summoned as a Test squad replacement for Steven Finn. Yet Jordan, himself fit again after a summer hampered by a torn side muscle, was restricted to a handful of substitute-fielding cameos until a more central role at last in the Twenty20 warm-up win over UAE.

He was initially picked for neither the three Tests nor four one-day internationals against Pakistan, but was always in England's plans for the three remaining Twenty20s - starting in Dubai tomorrow.

Jordan's first foray to the middle on tour was a mixed bag, impressive with the ball for figures of two for 14 against modest opposition but his batting was "a lot rusty", by his own admission.

England's innings subsided, after Jason Roy gave them a great start, and Jordan's uncharacteristic but unbeaten 12 from 18 balls contained just one four between the huffs and puffs and heaves and misses. …

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