Last Update on: November 28th, 2021 at 10:26 am
Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Sydney Sixers have drafted in England National Cricket Team speedster Chris Jordan as a replacement for injured West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite for the upcoming season of the league.
Jordan is one of the most experienced pacers of the England cricket team and he has played all three formats for the country. Recently, he was seen in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 which took place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where England after delivering an outstanding performance in the Super 12 stage were eliminated in the semi-final round after losing to New Zealand National Cricket Team.
Meanwhile, 33-year-old Jordan along with international cricket has played County Cricket, cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) and was part of Adelaide Strikers for three seasons.
Disappointing For Carlos And The Group That He Has Succumbed To Injury But Chris Jordan Is A World-class T20 Cricketer – Michael Klinger
Meanwhile, Carlos Brathwaite suffered a shoulder injury and he had undergone surgery for the same and we would not be fully fit to compete at the time for the tournament which will begin at the SCG next Sunday, December 5. Also, Chris Jordan has got a five games contract from Sydney Sixers.
Cricket NSW Head of Male Cricket, Michael Klinger, in an official release said that it’s disappointing to see Carlos Brathwaite suffering an injury but Jordan is a world-class T20 cricketer and he will be a huge asset for the team. He said:
“It’s disappointing for Carlos and the group that he has succumbed to injury but Chris is a world-class T20 cricketer and will provide the Sixers with fantastic versatility and high-quality skills in all three aspects of the game.”
“His death bowling and changeups, as well as being one of the world’s best fielders, will be a huge asset for the Sixers early in the BBL. He is experienced in playing in the BBL and has been previously successful in this tournament.”
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