Chris Jordan returns to squad as Sharks look to make it three in a row

Chris Jordan is back with Sussex after his IPL stint / Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Chris Jordan is back with Sussex after his IPL stint / Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Sussex Sharks are back in Vitality Blast action on Thursday night for the first of two back-to-back fixtures.

Ahead of their first home match of this year’s tournament against Surrey on Friday night, the Sharks head to the Ageas Bowl to take on Hampshire.

Head coach Jason Gillespie has made one change to the squad that travelled to Chelmsford and Cardiff for the wins against Essex and Hampshire.

Having returned from England duty, Chris Jordan is included in the squad for the first time in the tournament. He replaces George Garton in the 13-man group.

Tymal Mills and Stiaan van Zyl remain unavailable through injury.

Looking ahead to the trip across county lines, Gillespie said: “We’ve had two tough away fixtures against top opposition and Hampshire will be no different.

“They’ll be looking to bounce back from their defeat against Glamorgan and have a number of outstanding T20 players, so we will have to be wary.

“We’ve prepared well and are learning from every game and as an added bonus we have CJ back in the squad after his time with England.”

After two wins from two, Sussex sit on top of the South Group, ahead of Kent by virtue of a superior net run rate. Kent play their third match of the tournament against Gloucestershire at Bristol this afternoon.

Sussex Sharks squad:

10. Luke Wright (c)

22. Jofra Archer

18. Will Beer

21. Danny Briggs

42. Tom Bruce

5. Michael Burgess (wk)

32. Laurie Evans

8. Chris Jordan

1. Rashid Khan

9. Delray Rawlins

25. Ollie Robinson

28. Phil Salt

96. David Wiese