Jordan keen to impress in T20


Chris Jordan is ready to seize his moment in the spotlight and impress the selectors when England meet Pakistan in the first Twenty20 international on Thursday.

The pace bowler has had to take a back seat in Test and one-day cricket after injury saw him fall down the pecking order, the likes of Mark Wood and Steven Finn moving ahead of him.

Jordan remains a key part of Eoin Morgan's T20 side, though, and impressed during the tour match against United Arab Emirates with two wickets from his four overs.

Now he aims to continue that in Dubai as he looks to force his way back into contention in all forms of the game.

"It's a pretty long road back," he told The Daily Telegraph. "Me getting injured obviously can't be helped. 

"Guys came into the team and did really well. After that, you have no choice but to work your way back into the team.

"I set quite high standards for myself and I do want to offer so much more. I don't think you have seen the best of me; hopefully you can in the following months. 

"If I do get the opportunity I can't chase it too much. I have to keep backing my ability, backing my methods, and trust that it'll happen."

He added: "It [watching from the sidelines] can be difficult at times, but as long as you're doing your work every day, keep doing the right things off the field, you do get that opportunity. 

"As long as I keep putting in the hard yards, it can take one moment of brilliance, and I'm away again."