Jordan describes England mood as 'excellent'

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All-rounder Chris Jordan is ready to right England's recent wrongs, ahead of the first Test against India, which will get underway at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Wednesday.

Fast bowler Chris Jordan is ready to right England's recent wrongs, ahead of the first Test match against India, which will get underway at Trent Bridge on Wednesday.

Jordan was included in the squad that slumped to a historic one-nil series defeat to Sri Lanka in June – and has been retained for the series opener. All-rounder Ben Stokes, meanwhile, has been recalled.

"100 percent – any opportunity you get to put on an England shirt is an opportunity to impress and showcase your talent, both as a team and individually," Jordan told <i>ecb.co.uk</i>.

"We will be doing everything possible to put it right. The mood is brilliant. We had two days at Loughborough which was very productive, both for team spirit and skills.

"The mood in the camp is excellent which is credit to Peter Moores and Alastair Cook at the minute for creating that environment. It allows players to go out there and express themselves. As long as we keep sticking to our processes and sticking to the basics as a team, I think we will be okay."

The hosts are likely to make changes in personnel for the clash in Nottingham. Seamer Chris Woakes or Stokes might replace Jordan, who went without a wicket in the second Test against the Sri Lankans in Leeds.

"It's very exciting. I was very grateful that I was named in the squad and hopefully if I get the nod, I can put in some good performances for England in this series," he added.

"We are an emerging side and so are they. Both teams will be looking to impress at every opportunity they get. It will be good viewing."

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