Former West Indies T20I skipper Carlos Brathwaite opined that England pacer Chris Jordan will be a long-term hope for Chennai Super Kings after West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo retires from the game.
Bravo, who surpassed Lasith Malinga’s tally of 170 wickets to become the leading wicket-taker of IPL this year, is famously known for halting runs in the death overs for CSK. On the other hand, Jordan’s overall bowling average in IPL reads 30.85 and this season has been the worst at 67.50.
Chris Jordan conceded 58 runs against Gujarat Titans
The England pacer has played four matches for CSK so far in IPL 2022 and has already leaked 135 runs in 12.5 overs at an economy rate of 10.52 with just two wickets in exchange.
Gujarat Titans needed 48 runs in the last three overs to win against CSK. Stand-in skipper Rashid Khan pummelled 23 runs off five deliveries in Chris Jordan’s 18th over. However, Bravo picked successive wickets of Rashid and Alzarri Joseph to leave Jordan with the task of defending 13 runs in the final over.
Joran started the over with two dot balls but it took South Africa’s David Miller a six and a four to change the game in Gujarat Titans’ favour. Jordan finished his expensive spell of 58 runs in 3.5 overs with the economy rate going above 15.
CSK will be looking to give Chris Jordan a long rope: Carlos Brathwaite
Cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar reckoned CSK to drop Jordan from the team after his dismal performance with the ball. However, Brathwaite, who played for KKR, SRH and DC in IPL, believes that Jordan could play Bravo’s role for the four-time IPL champions in future.
“On the basis of the last game, the general consensus will be yes. But if you are looking at the long-term future of CSK then Jordan will take over from Bravo. On the basis of that, they will be looking to give him a long rope,” Brathwaite told ESPNCricinfo.
CSK will clash with arch-rivals Mumbai Indians on Thursday (April 21) at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai.