Image courtesy of: Zimbio
“A lot of opportunities are presenting themselves at the moment and the guys who take them will find themselves on the team sheet”
England pace bowler Chris Jordan has announced that he is determined to become a regular face in the ODI squad and believes there is no better opportunity to prove his worth than in the ongoing ODI series against Australia.
However, Jordan’s bid to cement his spot in England’s ODI squad did not get off to a great start as he only took one wicket during the first ODI in Melbourne, which England lost by six wickets.
“Yes, I would like to think so,” Jordan said when asked if he was capable of retaining his place in the side after this series. “A lot of opportunities are presenting themselves at the moment and the guys who take them will find themselves on the team sheet so hopefully I am one of them.
“At the moment I just want to take each game as it comes, stay grounded and see where it goes at the end of the series.”
Despite only taking one wicket during the first ODI, Jordan remains confident that he is on the right path to cementing his spot in the ODI squad.
“It was a very good experience, I was probably a bit unlucky not to take those wickets,” he said. “On other days I will probably bowl worse and pick up more. It was a good start for me in Australia.
“I am pretty happy with the way I have started and hope it can continue.”
Former Australia pace bowler Brett Lee, who will captain the Prime Minister’s XI squad that will face England tomorrow, revealed that he was impressed by Jordan’s performance during the first ODI.
“I thought he bowled extremely well, he bowled with good pace,” Lee said. “He was very unlucky, he could have had three or four wickets early on.
“I like the way he runs in, he’s got that aggression and pace.
“It was good to watch him bowl last night. It was the first time I’ve seen him bowl live and I think he will gain a lot of experience from that game last night.
“Someone who has got serious raw pace and can swing the ball away is destined to get a lot of wickets.”