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CRICKET: Barbadian-born Jordan called up for England’s ODI squad

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2013 | 8:33 AM

Barbadian born all-rounder Chris Jordan has been named in England’s squads for next week’s One-Day-International (ODI) series against Ireland and Australia.

Jordan, who moved to Hove in December after being released by Surrey, has been a consistent performer for Sussex this season.

Sussex cricket manager Mark Robinson says Jordan deserves his first call-up to the England ODI squad.

Jordan is one of four uncapped players named in the squad.

The other uncapped players are Michael Carberry, Jamie Overton and Boyd Rankin.

The uncapped players were included in the squad as the selectors have rested captain Alastair Cook, James Anderson, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann.

The five players are being given a break after helping England win the Ashes this summer, with the return series against Australia starting in November.

Batsman Eoin Morgan takes over as captain from Cook.

England play two Twenty20s against Australia on August 29 and 31 before travelling to Ireland to play an ODI on September 3.

Batsmen Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott and Joe Root will miss the trip to Ireland but will return for the five-match ODI series against Australia, which starts on September 6.


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