England cricketer Chris Jordan, who is deemed by many as a T20 specialist, has stated that he hopes to stitch together some impressive and match-winning performances for his team ahead of the T20 World Cup next year.
“I was an over away last time,” Jordan said as quoted by ICC. He was looking back at the last T20 World Cup final played in Kolkata.
“Obviously it was meant to be. But when the time comes next year and that intensity starts to ramp up, I’m sure I’ll be fully switched on.
“It is something you do embrace because it is a goal you set yourself – it is something you work towards. It was no different with the 50-over World Cup when we were building towards that, so you do speak about it,” he added.
The pacer is currently preparing for the five-match T20I series which England is scheduled to play against New Zealand. Notably, Jordan was part of the 2016 World T20 final which England lost to West Indies. It took a special effort from Carlos Braithwaite to take West Indies to a T20 World Cup win in that match.
The next edition of the men’s T20 World Cup is scheduled to begin in Australia in October 2020.
Although Jofra Archer was not part of England’s 50-over World Cup win earlier this year, he admitted that he lived the moments through his friend and Sussex teammate Jofra Archer.
“When Jofra was performing the way he was, it felt like I was making those performances as well,” he said.
“It was that touching, it was that daring, especially in the World Cup final, when he bowled that awesome super over. If anything I felt just as much a part of it,” he added.
The first of the five-match T20I series between England and New Zealand will be played on 1 November in Christchurch, New Zealand.