Chris Jordan’s expensive T20 returns in India post WT20 2016
Chris Jordan has gone for plenty in T20 cricket in India after a decent performance in the 2016 T20 World Cup.
Chris Jordan did a fine job for England in the 2016 T20 World Cup in India. He bowled 23 overs in the tournament, conceding 188 runs and picking up 6 wickets, including the best of 4/28.
Jordan had an average of 31.33 in the tournament which is not extraordinary but still decent enough, particularly keeping in mind that he bowls at the death which is a thankless job.
Chris Jordan’s economy rate after WT20 2016 T20Is in India is 12.50 (8 innings) while in the IPL, he has gone at 11.36 (16 innings) in the death overs (16-20).
Jordan’s overall numbers in T20 cricket are also on a decline over the last couple of years. He picked up 12 wickets at an average of 30.92 from 40.3 overs in T20 International cricket in 2020 while conceding 371 runs with the best of 2/28 and bowled at an economy rate of 9.16.
He has had a horrible run in 2021 till now and has conceded 198 runs from 18.5 overs, picking up four wickets at an average of 49.50 and an economy rate of 10.51.
Overall, he has an average of 26.70 and an economy rate of 8.86 in T20 International cricket, having picked up 70 wickets from a total of 210.5 overs.
In India specifically, he has conceded 491 runs from 53.5 overs in T20 International cricket while picking up 15 wickets. He has the best of 4/28 in the country and has bowled at an average of 32.73 and an economy rate of 9.12.
Jordan is currently part of Punjab Kings but hasn’t had great returns in the IPL. In 2016, he conceded 258 runs from 9 matches and picked up 11 wickets at an average of 23.45 and an economy rate of 9.21 with the best of 4/11.
Last year, while representing Punjab, he was quite expensive and was alternated with Sheldon Cottrell. As a result, Jordan played 9 matches for Punjab Kings in IPL 2020 and conceded 304 runs while picking up 9 wickets and bowling at an average of 33.77 and an economy rate of 9.65.
Jordan would have to get his act together in order to sustain his success at the death.