London: England pacer Chris Jordan, who ran through the Indian middle-order in the fifth and final Test with a spell of 4/18, said he is not in a hurry to change his unconventional run-up. According to Ian Botham, Jordan needs to do adjust his style to hit the 90mph-plus mark regularly. “I’m not the finished product but in time, with games, that will come,” he said. “Changing it (action) is not something nothing I’ve really tried. You’re always looking to evolve as a cricketer. But at this point I’ll stick to the good things that I’m doing.
“If, in the future, if I find some opportunities to improve on my game I’ll definitely be doing that,” Jordan was quoted as saying in the London Evening Standard. The 25-year-old pacer believes that the three victories have rescued England from despair but neither he nor they are letting it go to their heads.“Yes, we played some decent cricket, but it’s just one series,” he said. “We’re not going to get carried away. We know we are still rebuilding, one game at a time, one day at a time.
“It’s nice to win but it’s just a stepping stone. It’s just one marker that you put down, and we know how quickly things can change.”With the one-day series starting next week, the format of the game that perhaps suits the Indian batsmen better, the competition for the last two spots in the England bowling attack is likely to be fierce.
“I’m not a selector, you know. If I do get the nod in a game, my job is to put in a brilliant performance. That’s it. That’s all I think about.”Born in Barbados, Jordan said that he still sees his school friends if he’s back there at Christmas time and added that no one there has told him that he has picked the wrong side to play for.
“All my friends and family are very supportive of my decision. They back me 150 or 200 per cent. My mother is British. A lot of my development is British. I learnt my trade over here. It was a straightforward choice,” he said.