Barbados-born Jordan returns to Surrey after nine seasons at Sussex. He joined Surrey when a sixth-form student at Dulwich University, but struggled to nail his spot in the to start with crew just before leaving for Sussex.
There, he rapidly proven himself and was soon debuting for England in all three formats. Now he only frequently plays T20 cricket for the national workforce, and tops the wicket-having charts in that format with 73. Alec Stewart, Surrey’s Director of Cricket, described him as “one of the best demise bowlers in the world”.
He joins as T20 captain with senior bowlers Jade Dernbach and Rikki Clarke presently departing and Liam Plunkett predicted to comply with. It is unclear regardless of whether Gareth Batty, who captained the T20 group this 12 months, will perform a different season, and he is presently part of the club’s coaching employees.
“I am incredibly pleased to be returning to the place wherever it all started out for me at the age of 17,” explained Jordan. “I return owning advanced not only as a cricketer but a man or woman and I’m on the lookout ahead continuing that evolution.
“I am honoured to be entrusted with foremost the T20 workforce around the following couple of several years and participating in a section in helping the Club acquire trophies. There is an enormous total of expertise in the dressing home and I are not able to wait to get begun.”
Surrey are not expected to make any far more additions to their squad, at minimum right up until upcoming year’s county plan is identified. Mark Stoneman left last week for Middlesex, but a immediate substitution is unlikely ideal now.
The departures of Jordan and Salt are undesirable news for Sussex, who tried to retain the two players. There has been interest in other players at the club, this sort of as England’s Ollie Robinson, even though the departure of Jordan could lead Jofra Archer to think about his choices.