Chris Jordan signs contract extension at Sussex
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England and Sussex player Chris Jordan has signed a contract extension with Sussex that will keep him at the county until 2019.
Jordan, who is a limited overs specialist for England, emerged as the club's highest wicket-taker in the 2017 NatWest T20 Blast, as he finished with 16 wickets at an average of 20.43.
He has also played for several franchises in the Indian Premier League namely Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Jordan said that he is excited to extend his stay at Hove and that is looking to working with a lot of exciting talent around and to win trophies with the club.
Sussex's director of cricket, Keith Greenfield also spoke about the importance of Jordan to the club owing to the fact that he has now become a senior member in the squad which will go a long way in developing the younger bowling group.
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The Barbados born England International has featured in 8 Tests, 31 ODIs, and 26 T20Is for England so far.
He was released by Surrey back in 2012, but a tremendous season with the England Lions and then subsequently with England helped him find a spot in the Sussex team, and this is where he has flourished ever since.
He played nine matches for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2016 but was released by the franchise for the next season. He was snapped up by Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 2017 season, but could only feature in a solitary match for the team.
Jordan would hope that this new extension with Sussex would further bolster his chances to represent England at the highest level across all three formats.
Since he has become a T20 specialist, he would ideally want to put in inspiring performances for the club which would bring him back to prominence when the England selectors look to pick up squads for the ODI series in Australia.
Jordan has been a significant cog in Sussex's plans over the past seasons and hence this contract extension is no surprise. However, for the individual, a good season would establish him as one of the prominent players for England for white-ball cricket.