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Bowler Chris Jordan says the T20 team from England does not feel the tension after the defeat in South Africa

“I don’t think the environment was created to feel that pressure in front of a playground”: Bowler Chris Jordan says the T20 team from England doesn’t feel the tension after the defeat in South Africa and with the World Cup on the horizon

  • Bowlers Jofra Archer and Pat Brown will increase competition when they return
  • Chris Jordan claimed two wickets in two balls in more than just five runs
  • South Africa’s 177 for eight in East London would be just enough this week
  • The hosts won the first part of a three-part T20 series with England with one point

Chris Jordan says that the Twenty20 team in England is not feeling the pressure for places despite the opening defeat in South Africa amid a scramble to make the Twenty20 World Cup later this year.

Sussex’s poker-focused death bowling specialist, and the rest of the attack chosen for this series, will face challenges from Jofra Archer and Pat Brown when they return from injuries later this year.

But asked if he thought the fast bowling competition was keeping the bowlers sharp, Jordan said, “Personally not really. One of the characteristics of this team is that the person who is currently playing tries to keep his standards as high as possible.

Chris Jordan says the Twenty20 group in England is not feeling the pressure of places

Chris Jordan says the Twenty20 group in England is not feeling the pressure of places

“I don’t think the environment was created to feel that pressure for a playground. You have that in every team, but I don’t think that’s the focus.

“We have a strong team here and every XI we release on a given day is strong enough to beat any team, so those are the things we want to focus on as much as possible, stay calm in most of those situations ourselves back to the top. “

Jordan’s cheating at the end of the innings, pretending to throw one type of delivery and then deliver another, saw him claim two wickets in two balls in a 20th over that only took five runs on Wednesday.

South African bowler Lungi Ngidi was the hero, as he gave away only five points in the final

South African bowler Lungi Ngidi was the hero, as he gave away only five points in the final

South African bowler Lungi Ngidi was the hero, as he gave away only five points in the final

It helped to limit South Africa, but with the damage done earlier, their 177 for eight in East London would be just enough.

“Bluff balls are especially good against players who like to scan the field and play the ball where the field players are not. So there is room for one, maybe two sometimes, “he said, of his variations.

“We can go through the game and try to find many different times when we can find one run, but that’s the nature of T20 cricket. Most games come down tight and sometimes things go your way, sometimes not. “

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