Christopher James “Chris” Jordan is a Barbadian-English cricketer. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler and a middle-order right-handed batsman. Chris Jordan’s remarkable turnaround after being released by Surrey at the end of 2012 was capped when he was named in England’s Test squad to play Sri Lanka less than two years later. Having made an immediate impression at Sussex, Jordan was picked for England in late 2013 and seemed at home at international level during a run in the limited-overs sides over the winter, leading to his elevation to five-day cricket with a Test debut against Sri Lanka at Lord’s at the start of England’s 2014 summer.
He moved to Sussex for 2013 and immediately flourished as the bright spark he was thought of as a teenager. He took 6 for 48 on debut against Yorkshire, his first-class best figures, and was among the leading wicket-takers in the County Championship, passing fifty wickets for the first time. Sussex – and their director of cricket Mark Robinson – shared the plaudits for restoring an obvious talent.