Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan etched his name in English cricket history on June 23rd, 2024, becoming the first England bowler to achieve a hat-trick in Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket. This remarkable feat unfolded during England’s Super 8 clash against the United States in the ongoing T20 World Cup held in Barbados.

The right-arm pacer, born and raised in Barbados, had a dream homecoming at Kensington Oval. With the USA set to bat first, England captain opted to field, and Jordan emerged as the star of the bowling attack. The 19th over of the American innings witnessed Jordan’s historic spell. He scalped three wickets in succession, dismissing Corey Anderson, Ali Khan, and Saurabh Netravalkar.

Anderson’s dismissal came first ball, followed by Khan succumbing to a clean bowled delivery on the third ball. The hat-trick ball was a tense affair, with Jordan dismissing Netravalkar LBW (leg before wicket) to erupt in celebration. This phenomenal bowling not only secured Jordan a hat-trick but also restricted the USA to a paltry 115 runs.

Jordan’s achievement holds even greater significance for him personally. Performing on his home ground and achieving a first for English T20I bowling adds a special touch to the accomplishment. This hat-trick also marks the third of the 2024 T20 World Cup, with Australian pacer Pat Cummins achieving the feat twice earlier in the tournament.

While Jordan’s hat-trick is a historic moment for England, it also places him amongst the elite bowlers in T20 World Cup history. He joins a prestigious list that includes legendary names like Brett Lee, Kagiso Rabada, and Pat Cummins.

Chris Jordan’s spectacular bowling performance has not only propelled England in the ongoing World Cup but has also cemented his place in English cricket history.