Jordan demands better of himself

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Fast bowler Chris Jordan is eager to bounce back, if afforded the opportunity, ahead of England's fourth Test against India at Old Trafford in Manchester this week.

Fast bowler Chris Jordan is eager to bounce back, if afforded the opportunity, ahead of England's fourth Test.

Jordan replaced fellow all-rounder Ben Stokes in the XI for the third match at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, which the hosts won comfortably to level the five-match series.

Right-armer Jordan, however, went without a wicket in both innings. The hosts have since recalled seamer Steven Finn to the squad in the wake of the injured Liam Plunkett's absence. Finn, too, has emerged as a potential replacement for Jordan.

"Personally, in the first innings, I didn't bowl as well as I would have liked but it was nothing I got too down about. I thought about it a bit and bowled a much better spell in the second innings," Jordan told <i>ESPNcricinfo</i>.

"To get the win the way we did was very special and a moment I'll remember for a while. I felt that performance at Southampton had been building. We'd been getting close in previous matches.

"But weren't able to close it out but you couldn't have asked for much more last week. We won every big moment of the game. But we need to stay grounded, it was just one performance and we must back it up."

The fourth Test will get underway at Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday. The Oval in London will host the final fixture next week.

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