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T20 World Cup – Chris Jordan set for T20 World Cup recall as Chris Woakes misses out


Chris Jordan is about for an England recall as a part of their provisional T20 World Cup squad, which can be introduced on Tuesday.
Jordan earned the final of 88 T20I caps on the finish of the 2023 summer season towards New Zealand, and missed the white-ball tour of the Caribbean in December. Nonetheless, with Jamie Overton dominated out by way of damage, Jordan is the beneficiary as a bowler able to helpful cameos with the bat decrease down the order.
ESPNcricinfo understands that Jordan’s recall is predicted to spell unhealthy information for Chris Woakes, who’s but to characteristic for Punjab Kings on the IPL this season. Ben Duckett has additionally made the lower as England’s spare batter – and a uncommon left-hander – whereas the uncapped Tom Hartley is predicted to edge Rehan Ahmed out because the second frontline spinner, behind Adil Rashid.

Jordan brings a wealth of expertise, with 5 earlier World Cups beneath his belt and two seasons as Surrey’s T20 captain. The 35-year-old performed two matches in England’s profitable 2022 marketing campaign, which was his fourth international T20 match. Although he’s prone to characteristic sparingly within the Caribbean, he stays an distinctive fielder – usually used as a sub – and a prepared loss of life bowler.

England tracked Overton intently by way of the winter and have been eager on him as a real allrounder. However inconclusive scans on a again damage have resulted in his omission from the provisional squad. In his absence, Jordan’s latest enchancment with the bat is a related issue: for the reason that begin of the 2023 Vitality Blast, he has averaged 30.05 and struck at 160.53 in all T20 cricket.

Regardless of his omission from England’s squad that misplaced 3-2 within the T20I sequence towards West Indies, Jordan had a busy winter, representing Hobart Hurricanes within the BBL, Gulf Giants within the ILT20 and Multan Sultans within the Pakistan Tremendous League. He has not performed since March, however will tune up for the World Cup with England’s four-match T20I sequence towards Pakistan from Could 22.
England are anticipated to choose a high 4 comprising Jos Buttler, Phil Salt, Will Jacks and Jonny Bairstow, all of whom have discovered kind on the IPL. Buttler (twice), Jacks and Bairstow have all hit centuries for his or her respective franchises, whereas Salt’s first eight innings introduced him three half-centuries and a strike price of 176.08.
Jofra Archer can also be anticipated to characteristic within the provisional squad, regardless of a long-standing elbow damage that has prevented him from taking part in a aggressive fixture since Could 2023.
Although Archer not too long ago admitted that one other “stop-start yr” may lead him to contemplate his future on the age of 29, the ECB hope the four-match Pakistan sequence can provide him a return to worldwide cricket, forward of a World Cup marketing campaign that might embrace a maiden England look in entrance of his family and friends in his native Barbados.

Potential England T20 World Cup squad: Jos Buttler (captain), Phil Salt, Will Jacks, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali (vice-captain), Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Tom Hartley, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wooden, Reece Topley

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