Southampton: Chris Jordan hopes to play more international cricket alongside Jofra Archer after the friends featured during England’s victory over Australia in their T20 series opener.
It was only the second time the Sussex quicks played together in same England XI. Last year Jordan presented Archer with his Test cap when the pacer made his debut against Australia and Archer did the honors before play on Friday to mark Jordan’s 50th T20 international appearance.
“The first was his T20 debut in Cardiff against Pakistan in 2019 and this was the second, so hopefully plenty more to come,” Jordan told a conference call on Saturday.
“Jofra said some very kind words, he just talked about how I am around the group, what I bring to the table and how I encouraged him to do as well. It was quite short but very spot on and one of those things that will last in my memory. Nice of him to return the favor,” he added.
Jordan revealed that he emphasized when giving the cap to Archer that he will feel some low periods during his career.
“One of the things I told him when I gave him his cap was that at the minute he was on a high but he will experience some low periods,” he maintained.
“But because of the character he has, he will always find a way of coming through it. The biggest thing for me last night was the amount of times Jofra was smiling. He really looked like he was enjoying himself out there. I started to tease him when he touched 92 mph whether he could touch 95,” he added.
It must be noted that England beat Australia by 2 runs at the Rose Bowl. The Barbados-born Archer claimed the key wickets of Aaron Finch and David Warner in a return of 2-33.