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Powerful Paceman Perfects Scorchers Squad

22 November 2019

Perth Scorchers sign Chris Jordan

Perth Scorchers fans can prepare to fire up #TheFurnace this summer with exciting English paceman Chris Jordan securing the final spot in the 2019-20 KFC Big Bash League squad.

Jordan, an experienced T20 player, has suited up for the Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder in previous BBL seasons and has played 43 T20 internationals England.

The 31-year-old’s recent heroics for England saw the powerful lower-order bat claim victory against New Zealand in a super over, a sign of what Scorchers fans can expect this summer.

Along with fellow Englishman Liam Livingstone, both Scorchers international signings will be available for entire tournament as well as finals.

Chris Jordan said he’s excited to have the Scorchers fans on his side this summer;

“Playing in Perth can be quite hostile (as an opposition player) obviously it’s a sea of orange and everyone is rooting for the Scorchers,” he said.

“I know from experience when the opposition hit a boundary in the stadium there’s no noise, but when the Scorchers are up and about and doing well everyone’s backing them to the hills… I’m looking forward to having some of that on my side!

“When the opportunity for Perth came up it was as pretty hard one to turn down, I know from playing against them how competitive they are, how successful they are so I’m really looking forward to joining such a great franchise.”

Head Coach Adam Voges said;

“We’re really excited to have Chris on-board, he’s got great experience in T20 cricket and will do a terrific job with ball, particularly his skills at the death.

“He also provides the all-round package with athleticism in the field and strong batting skills which will be great for the fans.

“Chris is very professional and will fit in well in the Scorchers set up, I haven’t heard a bad word about him.

“We have a dynamic squad that covers all bases really well, some fresh faces and fan favourites returning… it’s a squad that will be entraining to watch!”