Jordan has ambitions beyond being a T20 gun

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Allrounder Chris Jordan says that he wants to play for England in all three formats of the game again.

Jordan was flown in to join England’s T20I squad for just one match against Sri Lanka but says that he cherishes every opportunity to turn out for his country.

Speaking from Sri Lanka ahead of Saturday’s T20I, Jordan said: “I do have ambitions and aspirations of being involved in all three formats, but that is down to me putting in the hard work. If the guys in possession aren’t being pushed it’s almost too easy.

“Any time you get the opportunity to be involved with this amazing squad is something you look forward to.

“Any chance to put on the England shirt you have to grab it with both hands, whether it’s one game or 10 games. That’s part and parcel of being a professional.”

Jordan’s opportunities for England have largely been limited to T20Is with other bowlers and allrounders performing well ahead of him in the ODI group.

The last of his 31 ODI appearances came in 2016 against Pakistan, and his eighth and last Test appearance to date was in 2015 in Bridgetown against the West Indies.

Chris Jordan played the last of his eight Tests in 2015

Jordan would like to see more Twenty20 International cricket played with very few matches scheduled in the format for England this year.

“T20 cricket has allowed 50-over cricket to evolve – you see that with the type of scores and the different facets of the game,” he said.

“The closest tournament in international cricket is the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, so 50-over cricket may be taking the lead. Going forward [I would like more T20Is], given that at the moment I am only involved in T20.”