Time for Jordan to step up to Test side, says England legend


ROUNDER Chris Jordan should be included in England’s Test side this summer, according to former spin bowler Graeme Swann.

Jordan, 25, has been the star of the one-day international series against Sri Lanka so far, taking five wickets in Wednesday’s emphatic 10-wicket win at Old Trafford to move England 2-1 ahead.

Swann said: “He looks ready-made for international cricket.

“He looks confident, he looks buoyant and vibrant. He’s a definite candidate for that first 11.”

England will hope to wrap up the one-day series tomorrow at Lord’s ahead of Tuesday’s fifth and final match at Edgbaston.

Alastair Cook’s team then host seven back-to-back Test matches against Sri Lanka and India.