Chris Jordan replaces Josh Tongue on home tour owing to an injury

Chris Jordan replaces Josh Tongue on home tour
Chris Jordan (image; ECB)

Young England pacer Josh Tongue will be missing the T20I series due to the pectoral injury he sustained during The Hundred Men Competition. The T20I series against New Zealand is set to begin on August 30.

Chris Jordan replaces Josh Tongue on home tour 

Ahead of the World Cup, four T20Is and four ODIs will be played in New Zealand’s tour of England where Josh Tongue was about to make his ODI debut after his impressive performance in Tests against Ireland and Australia this summer.

Being sidelined, Josh will be replaced by Chris Jordan, for a four-match series scheduled to begin on Wednesday at Chester-Le-Street.

He will be joining his fellow player John Turner in withdrawing due to injury. He will be also missing the eliminators round in The Hundred Men’s competition where Manchester Originals will be facing Southern Brave on Saturday. Earlier this summer, the bowler took 10 wickets in two Tests and was impressive in showing off his skills.

John Turner was also out of action from the squad due to an injury he sustained while playing for Trent Rockets in The Hundred Men’s Competition. He will be replaced by Durham’s all-rounder Brydon Carse, who has played nine ODIs for his side and waiting for his debut in T20 international.

Following the first match in the Riverside ground, the teams will be heading towards Old Trafford, Edgbaston, and Trent Bridge for the remaining matches. The series will conclude on September 5th, 2023.

England World Cup 2023 Provisional squad
England Cricket Team (image: ECB)

Josh Tongue made his Test debut for England this year and picked 10 wickets at an average of 25.7. He was expected to make it to his ODI debut against New Zealand.

Jordan was impressive in The Hundred Men Competition and has played all three formats. He has scored 107 runs with an average of 53.5 and a strike rate of 201.88 in the tournament.

The all-rounder has also scalped eight wickets with an average of 10.75 with an economy of 6.88. With 96 scalps in 87 T20I matches, Chris Jordan is the highest wicket-keeper in the format for England with an average of 27.32.

He was part of the T20 World Cup team last year and was looking to deliver an impressive performance to be placed in the squad for next year’s tournament.

“The T20 squad has been picked with a view to having a look at a few other guys,” Buttler said.

“That’s been communicated [to Mills and Jordan] as well. We want to try and broaden that talent pool and expose some people to international cricket to see where they’re at.

“Death bowling is obviously a big focus in short-form cricket and we want to see where certain people are at, and give them a chance. Of course, no one’s ever ruled out, but in terms of needing extra motivation, every player should always be motivated in my eyes,” he concluded.

After completing the series, England and New Zealand are scheduled to face each other in the World Cup 2023 on October 15 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.