England paceman Chris Jordan doesn't want to be called just a T20 player, saying he has ambitions and aspirations of being involved in all three formats for England by putting in the hard work.
At the moment, Jordan is only in England T20 plans and he now wants to push himself into contention for all three formats by impressing in the one-off T20 International against Sri Lanka on October 27.
He has been a big part of England’s T20I plans, has 38 wickets in 34 matches, but failed to make cement his place in Tests and one-day internationals, as his last ODI appearances came in 2016 while last Test appearance was in 2015. Till the date, Jordan has played 31 ODIs and 8 Tests for England.
Jordan told Sky Sports ahead of one-off T20I, “I don't regard myself as just a T20 player for England, but that's the format I'm involved in at the moment. I do have ambitions and aspirations of being involved in all three formats, but that is down to me putting in the hard work. If the guys in possession aren't being pushed it's almost too easy.”
The paceman also said that he cherished every chance that he got to play for England, saying, “Any time you get the opportunity to be involved with this amazing squad is something you look forward to. Any chance to put on the England shirt you have to grab it with both hands, whether it's one game or 10 games. That's part and parcel of being a professional.”
Jordan signed off by saying, “T20 cricket has allowed 50-over cricket to evolve – you see that with the type of scores and the different facets of the game. The closest tournament in international cricket is the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, so 50-over cricket may be taking the lead. Going forward [I would like more T20Is], given that at the moment I am only involved in T20.”
(Input: Sky Sports)