Chris Jordan joins Adelaide Strikers for Big Bash openers
Bowler replaces Adil Rashid, who is with England in India
Last Updated: 01/12/16 9:32am
Chris Jordan has been signed up by Adelaide Strikers for the start of the upcoming Big Bash League in Australia.
Jordan has joined for an initial two-game spell as cover for fellow England all-rounder Adil Rashid, who is part of the Test squad in India.
Rashid could yet miss more of the Strikers' T20 campaign if he is selected for England's limited-overs series in India in the New Year, but in the meantime Jordan will deputise for games against Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers later this month.
"Chris is an all-rounder who has represented England with distinction and we are delighted to have secured his services," Stikers coach Jason Gillespie said.
"He bowls very good pace, is renowned for taking early wickets and he is also known for his death bowling - and he's also one of the best fielders in the world.
"He's a quality cricketer who has all three strings to his bow, and we're extremely excited to be welcoming here to the Adelaide Strikers."